In Focus Podcast

Episode 49  

We each exist on many levels simultaneously, with complex relationships and interactions…

Pat Coomey Thornton

Welcome painter Pat Coomey Thornton to In-Focus Podcast Number 49. Pat is one half of a painting power couple!

Her husband, John Havens Thornton is also a painter of note. She holds an MFA from Pius XII Institute Graduate School of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy, and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.

Pat Coomey Thornton taught at the School of the Worcester Art Museum before working at Rhode Island School of Design for 20 years. She has exhibited in galleries and museums in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and her works are in the collections of the Rose Art Museum, at Brandeis University, Paine Webber, and Meditech, as well as in private collections.

Pat works in oils on canvas, and gouache, watercolor, and mixed media on paper, using abstraction to create energy and associations with life. “We each exist on many levels simultaneously, with complex relationships and interactions… I think the many facets of an experience – an individual’s voice, a string of notes, a sudden motion, transitions, and rhythms – are all elements capable of revealing insights about our worlds.” 

Listen in on his conversation as The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier delves more into Pat’s life, her life and partnership with her painter husband, and her formidable artistic career!

Recorded with Zoom during the pandemic. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE PODCAST LINK or LISTEN HERE(new episodes are added a short time after being posted here)

The whole concept of The Artists Index and the journey we are embarking on are still in the making and very organic. At this critical time in our country’s history, as we are experiencing and attempting to remain safely at home during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will continue to podcast.

This episode was assisted by Zoom. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!

Pat Coomey Thornton

New Bedford, MA



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