I was born in Hot Springs, SD; earned my 1st and 2nd University degrees from the University of Wyoming, a BA in English, and an MFA in painting. After traveling and studying extensively, I taught for Northwest College in Powell, WY from 1983 to 2004,  & part time at Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD, from 2005-2010.  I currently live and paint in Rapid City, SD.

“This small work is a true “highway moment”.  The alignment of the cloud above with the tree below was so almost perfect that it forced a stop to photograph. It looked like the tree was being translated into the cloud–thus, the title: “Translation”.

Lynn Thorpe about "Translation"