Thornton works predominantly in acrylic, collage and mixed media in a vibrant, contemporary style. Her family inspire and motivate her to capture moments of sheer joy, that many can relate to especially those in her butterfly series.
Combining two of her common interests: butterflies and the landscape, the use of greens and teals, lemon yellow, titanium whites and burgundy to name a few, uplift the viewer, causing the viewer's eye to be busy travelling around the whole image. The splattered paint contrasts with the pastel blue background which depicts the warmth and burnt tones of a Autumunal day. The softness of the flowers is in contrast to the grass blades. Thornton often will do the sky right down to the bottom of the piece, she then paints the grass in quite a bold manner and as the piece develops she adds the more delicate elements such as the grass. The sky is always the softer element of the piece. The result is a piece of great depth and interest.
Thornton is a mid career Artist with potential for growth. Collected internationally.
Autumn is part of Thorntons Four Seasons mini-series. Can be sold individually or as a collection of 4 representing the Four Seasons. Recommend hanging all 4 together in line Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Personally Signed.
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