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.
Jeff Thomsen's most recent solo exhibition was held September 16 - October 11, 2020. A selection of his works is currently available at the gallery as indicated. For inquiries on all other works shown, please Contact Us


A Cat's Journey, oil on linen, 24" x 30"  Available 


Day Lilies, Hot Afternoon, oil on panel, 10" x 10"  Available 


A Mississippi Nocturne Study, oil on linen mounted on panel, 14" x 11"  Available 


Winter Bank, oil on linen mounted on panel, 9" x 12"  Available 


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


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


Two Figures on a Couch, oil on linen, 24" x 30"   


Three Lemurs in a Landscape, oil on linen, 24" x 30" 


Feeding Kesho, oil on panel, 18" x 24" 


Portal, oil on linen, 40" x 30" 


A Mississippi Nocturne, oil on linen, 30" x 24"   


Early Spring Morning in a Suburban Town, oil on linen, 12" x 24"   


Varnum's Hill, oil on linen, 16" x 24"   


April Daffodils, oil on linen mounted on panel, 10" x 20"   


Overgrowth and Undergrowth, oil on panel, 10" x 10"  SOLD  


Yard View, Spring, oil on canvas, 14" x 11" 


Studio View, Spring, oil on panel, 16" x 12" 


September Afternoon, oil on panel, 11" x 16" 


Early Fall Morning, Looking Up, oil on panel, 11" x 14" 


Blue Shadow, Clover Field, oil on panel, 8" x 10" 


Outbuilding, June, oil on panel, 9" x 12" 

Winter Morning, oil on panel, 8" x 10" 


Late Winter Thaw, oil on linen mounted on panel, 6.25" x 10"  SOLD  


Veteran's Day, Grasslyn Park, oil on panel, 6" x 8" 


Couple at Lunch, sepia ink on paper, 6" x 5.5" 


Laughing Woman, sepia ink on paper, 8.5" x 5.5" 


Woman Reading Newspaper on a Bench, sepia ink on paper, 5.25" x 8.5"  


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" 


Quiet Morning, oil on panel, 8" x 8" 


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"  SOLD 


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"  


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