Thurow has painted for more than forty years. She is an award-winning artist who has participated in numerous solo, group, national, regional and local exhibitions. She has taught drawing, watercolor, composition, and color. She has mentored artists in training. In addition to fine art she created an illustrated book for children, “Webster the Adventurous Arachnid”.

Born: 1954; Madison, Wisconsin

Studied: Rocky Mountain School of Art: Denver, Colorado 1976-1978

University of Colorado: Boulder, Colorado 1975-1976

University of Wisconsin: Madison, Wisconsin 1972-1974


First I carefully compose a design structure then I strive to express an emotionally rich and quirky sense of color and pattern. My aim is rhythmic visual poetry and no matter the subject something of beauty. I am attracted to the transparent quality of water media, the interpretive and symbolic nature of drawing, and the enlivening energy of pattern.

I am indebted to the generous spirits of mentors, teachers, authors, the old masters, art organizations, and my cherished patrons.