Having studied & lived on the West Coast & Midwest, Thorsen’s painting remains greatly intuitive. Her art reveals a love of craft, while her ecological focus continues to influence her options.
Thorsen’s requisite is in "the process"; her need to create originates from experiences, relationships and "nature". Her challenges remain somewhere on-site; in her unheated workshop; in front of the art - alone and in collaboration. Invitation is intended, story is suggested.
Thorsen worked in art and design from an early age, continued after attending Pasadena City College, and throughout her life. She studied with - and painted alongside - Martie Wagner, Dan Boylan &
Hal Holoun. She exhibits in Nebraska and California, and provides instruction at Joslyn Art Museum when schedule allows.