No Matter How Hard You Try, 2017

Artist Talk & Reception:

Saturday, April 22 1:30-3:00pm

Opening Reception:

Saturday, April 8 1:30-3:00pm

Perplexed, 2017

oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

Michael Parsons Fine Art

716 S.W. Madison

Portland, OR 97205

Phone 503-206-8601

Gallery Hours:  Wednesday - Saturday, 12pm-5pm


Both Sides Now, 2017

April 5 - 29, 2017

Standing Behind Myself

oil on canvas, 20" x 16"

oil on canvas, 10" x 8"

Can You Hear Me Now?, 2017

oil on canvas, 24" x 18"

Melinda Thorsnes is an artist who feels the world deeply, expressing her observations through richly colored, narrative paintings that continue the traditions of American genre painting. She has exhibited her work widely since graduating from the Museum Art School in 1971, (now PNCA), where her thesis advisor was George Johanson. Thorsnes' work is in the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum, and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem. This is her 3rd show at Michael Parsons Fine Art.

"Anything I can say about this new work is preaching to the choir. I long for the halcyon days of thinking, 'Things couldn't possibly get any worse.' I stand behind my beliefs, my people, and this work."          - Melinda Thorsnes

Divided We Fall, 2017

oil on canvas, 24" x 36"