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 video by John Thornton 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Warm Morning, oil on panel, 8" x 12"  Available 


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


Lynx, oil on panel, 9" x 12"  Available 


Step Study, oil on panel, 8" x 10"  Available 


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


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 


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