Painter J.K. Thorsen is the featured artist at Connect Gallery for February, opening to the public this Wednesday, Feb. 3.  Combining the use of earth-friendly art materials with a theme of nonviolent play, Thorsen promises saturated and glowing oil colors untouched by plastics or chemically-changed media.

Along with Thorsen’s signature loose painting style, we will often discern suggestions of a cyclist, golfer, or people somewhere in the compositions.  Because the paints Thorsen has researched and developed are from organic oils, Himalayan salt and ultra-fine sand, this artist says something about her convictions without being provocative. 

And these are paints that dry slowly enough to be adjusted and moved, as well as being gentle to our earth. All new work will be shown by this prolific painter. Several of the pieces feature a grid that offers a “window” for the color field behind.

“Relationship with Nature,” shown, features lovely blues and greens of a Nebraska landscape, an appropriate example of Thorsen’s personal philosophy.

As an added bonus to the public, Thorsen will work at Connect Gallery Wednesdays-Saturdays in February from 11:30-5:00, which will be offering complementary wine and cheese or coffee and cake.  And you might even plan to join her noon bicycle ride Saturday, Febr. 20th on the Field Club Trail behind the gallery.

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