Painting Nature: Botanical Watercolors by Thayer Tomlinson

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Painting Nature: Botanical Watercolors by Thayer Tomlinson

Time: November 4, 2016 at 10am to December 31, 2016 at 5pm
Location: Salmon Falls Gallery
Street: 1 Ashfield St
City/Town: Shelburne Falls
Website or Map: http://www.salmonfallsgallery…
Phone: (413) 625-9833
Event Type: exhibition, reception
Organized By: Salmon Falls Gallery
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2016

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Thayer Tomlinson loves plants and trees. She also loves the space that slowing down to paint a plant’s details brings to her busy life. She calls her works ‘Botanical Watercolors’ and certainly they are. They are also studies in pattern and movement. Each painting exhibits a balance of leaf lines, color, and the forms found in her botanical subjects. Each painting is complete in itself, but one could imagine her paintings as an intertwining opulent fabric, simple and complex all at once.

Thayer’s work highlights the details of plants and trees often found just outside her door in Guilford Vermont. She creates botanical paintings that capture the everyday elements of the natural world and renders them with a sense of grace. Thayer is a painter, an energy consultant, a gardener and a mother—thus, is busy. Thayer says that painting gives her the time and space to shift to longer and slower movement and relish details that often are left unseen in the rush of life.

Thayer started painting early on, growing up in rural Wisconsin in a family of artists. She found her love in watercolor due to the atmospheric quality of the paint and the immediacy of results. Her watercolor paints and trays have been constant companions through her travels around the world and now reside happily in Vermont where they are frequently used at home and in the field.


Join the artist at her reception Sunday, December 4, 4-6pm at Salmon Falls Gallery in Shelburne Falls, MA. Songs from the Great American Songbook will be offered by Blue Man Trio during the reception. Exhibit is through December 31. For directions and more information go to,, or call us 413.625.9833.

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Nasturtiums I 2016, by Thayer Tomlinson, watercolor


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