Jeff Thomsen


Jeff Thomsen

I am principally interested in light, color, beauty, and space. I paint representationally because I wish to explore additional concerns: human and animal expression, texture, and form; the fall of light and shadow in our world; and other riches from nature and human creation. However, composition and the abstract issues of the rectangle are as important to me as representational accuracy.
The small landscapes are almost always painted at the scene and then finished in the studio. I scratch the date or dates of my work at the scene into the paint surface with my signature as a form of artist’s diary or remembrance. The larger paintings are developed from a more lengthy process, often involving a great deal of preliminary work for the development of composition, resolution of drawing issues, and exploration of color strategies. They are built of many layers and often experience countless alterations during their development.
I am not typically interested in representing the fractured, discordant, and anxious nature of our times, but, rather, hope to offer a salve for them.



Community Garden, oil on panel, 9" x 12"  Available 


February Dog and Walker, oil on panel, 8" x 8"  SOLD  


Sasha, charcoal on paper, 4.5" x 8"  SOLD  


March Snow Shadows, oil on panel, 8" x 8"  SOLD  


Midday, Late Spring, oil on panel, 8" x 12.25"  Available 


Midday, When People are at School or Work, oil on panel, 12" x 12"  Available 


Quiet Morning, oil on panel, 8" x 8"  Available 


Study for Early Morning in a Small Town, oil on linen mounted on panel, 8" x 12"  SOLD


Field Patch, August, oil on panel, 8" x 8"  Available


March Daffodils, oil on panel, 10.875" x 18.375"  SOLD


Corner Daffodils, oil on panel, 6" x 11"  SOLD


Corner of a Yard, oil on museum board, 8.25" x 9.5"  SOLD


Midsummer, Mill Grove, oil on panel, 8.25" x 13.125"  SOLD 


Winter Still Life, oil on canvas, 22" x 23"  Available


Bartram's Garden, oil on panel, 8" x 8"  SOLD