Linda Thorson grew up on a farm in northern Wisconsin and has always been inspired by the natural world. The colors, diversity and light of the Midwest seasons offer a dynamic environment for artistic inspiration. Being an avid nature photographer, Linda has created an on-going reference file for her drawings and paintings.
Artistic expression took a back seat to raising a family and a healthcare career. Her art reawakening came with her retirement from her medical career. Then what followed were art classes and an active pursuit to discover her artistic passion. The spiritual component to Linda’s paintings is at the core of her art. The process of painting becomes one of self-discovery, focus and growth. The ideas of color and texture, shadow and light intrigue Linda, recognizing that even in the shadows, there is color.
Linda has worked on commissioned art projects for private and corporate clients. She has shown her art in juried shows and art fairs. Linda has also displayed at state and regional art exhibitions.
She is a member of the Minnesota Watercolor Society, American Society of Botanical Artists and SEMVA (Southeast Minnesota Visual Artists). Her artistic work (watercolor paintings, graphite drawings, prints and cards) are on display at the SEMVA cooperative art gallery in Rochester. Her works are also part of on-going displays at local venues (hotels, theatres, and businesses).
For this Rochester based artist, art is a coming home for Linda. One of her quotes: “An artist’s purpose is to create from the heart and what comes is that inner beauty for all to see.”
Linda M. Thorson
2166 17th St NE
Rochester, MN 55906
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