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 2020 video by John Thornton 

Jeff Thomsen's most recent solo exhibition was held October 13 - November 7, 2021.  A selection of his work is currently available at the gallery as indicated.  For inquires on all other works shown, please Contact Us


Notating Nature, oil on linen, 24" x 36"  SOLD 


Return in the Summer, oil on linen, 24" x 30"  Available 


Summer Night in a Small Yard, oil on linen, 18" x 24" 


Cat in Yellow Room, oil on linen mounted on panel, 16" x 20" 


Night Scene with Cat, oil on panel, 12" x 16"  Available 


By a Quiet Road, oil on linen mounted on panel, 12" x 18" 


The Light Across the Street, oil on panel, 11" x 14" 


Lemur Looking, oil on linen mounted on panel, 9" x 12"  


A Rumor of Spring, oil on panel, 14" x 11"  Available 


Bright Morning along Karakung Creek, oil on panel, 12" x 16" 


Things Which Grow in Early Spring, oil on panel, 12" x 9"  SOLD 


Morning Study, oil on panel, 12" x 9"  


Playing in the Creek, oil on panel, 9" x 12"  SOLD  


Flowers after News of Tilda, oil on panel, 18" x 12"  Available 


Summer Morning in Cathy's Yard, oil on panel, 8" x 16"  SOLD 


On Athens Avenue, oil on panel, 7" x 10.25" 


Warm Morning, oil on panel, 8" x 12" 


Red Tree Fall, oil on panel, 10" x 10"  


Lynx, oil on panel, 9" x 12" 


Step Study, oil on panel, 8" x 10" 


Study for Return in the Summer, oil on paper, 11" x 14"  SOLD 


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" 


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


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


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


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


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


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  


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 


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