Current Show: Standing Behind Myself, April 5th - 29th, 2017
Micheal Parsons Fine Art

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8th, 1:30-3:00pm
Artist Talk & Reception: Saturday, April 22nd, 1:30-3:00pm

"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.," Michael Parsons Fine Art. 

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

Contact info:
Micheal Parsons Fine Art
716 SW Madison Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

Phone: 503-206-8601


Recent Shows

Solo Exhibitions
2014 Conversation Pieces, Michael Parsons Fine Art, Portland, OR
2012 She, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

Group Exhibitions
2015 Group Show, Michael Parsons Fine Arts, Portland, OR
2012 Under The Influence, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
2011 The Horse Show, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR


Please contact the artist at for information.


"MELINDA THORSNES, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, 560 Broadway, at Prince Street, SoHo, (through May 2). Brightly colored, broadly brushed paintings of Americans relaxing at home or outdoors: through Ms. Thorsnes's eyes, this is a scary spectacle" (Karmel).
-Art Section. New York Times. April 28, 1995

See full article HERE