Bruce and Lita in Provence
A couple who lives, loves, and works together. After raising their family, they now have a little time to focused on their love of painting…… and retirement from their day jobs, in the next few years, will bring on an entirely new adventure.
Bruce always knew painting was in his heart. Born in Brooklyn, he is one of eight children raised in Suffern, NY. From the age of five Bruce spent his summers in the Adirondack Park, where his attachments to the mountains and lakes influence his love of life and creating art.
When Bruce paints, he breaks all the rules. And his paintings fairly explode with energy and vision. In the tradition of the Impressionists. Thorne's paintings speak in the dots and dashes of light and shadow that make up the code of his vision. He cites Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet amongst his influences.
Born Lita Lucille Thornton in Washington state, Lita’s roots run deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Her Southern heritage greatly influences her creativity, love of nature and color. Kinship with the Earth pulses in Lita’s heart, runs in her blood and informs her bright and powerful paintings.
Lita wears more hats than most: mother, wife, moma to her grand-daughter Rei and Vincent, and entrepreneur of her own marketing business. She somehow finds time to paint with her soul mate Bruce by her side.
At every opportunity, Lita and Bruce enjoy studies and workshops with Ian Roberts, the guru of composition and Mary Anna Goetz, Woodstock landscape artist and teacher extraordinaire. They keep busy as founding members of Artists in Parks AIP, Lita serving as President since 2008 and Bruce Chairman of Exhibits and Events.
Their love of travel has taken them on several dozen cross-county road trips, throughout the US, and Canada. European adventures include Iceland, Germany, Italy and England to name a few, but by far, the inspiration that they absorbed after spending 3 weeks in France, was explosive. Next, Cuba and then back to Northern France.
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