DON O. THORPE was born near the
spectacular mountains of Southern Utah. As a boy, Don hiked the mountains
and fished the streams of Beaver County. His youthful artistic senses were
shaped by what he saw and felt. It's as though he was imprinted by the
impressionist colors of the high mountain country and that has been a major
projection of his artistic expression.
Mr. Thorpe specializes
in Impressionist photography. He has been experimenting with fine-art
photography for several decades and has won many awards in competition. He
has had more than a dozen solo photo exhibits in galleries such as The
Springville Museum of Art, The Finch Lane Art Gallery, The Eccles Art
Center, The Harris Fine Arts Center, The Utah Council of Arts Gallery, the
Nauvoo Visitors Center and others. His most recent exhibit was at the
He has been featured in numerous publications including,
Camera 35, Modern Photography, the New Era, and the Ensign magazines, and
books, such as, Israel Revealed, Amphoto Guide to Low Light Photography, and
several books on the Holy Land, and several children's books.
He studied art in California, Brigham Young University in
Provo, Utah, and Utah State University in Logan, Utah
His images are centered on events and places -- especially
those that have historical impact. The Holy Land and Europe and the Eastern
U.S. are favorite locations. Also, the rural locations of Southern Utah are
of special interest because they reflect his roots. He is attracted to
symbolic images that reflect humanity and the ebb and flow of everyday life.
He prefers simple images with geometric shapes and uncomplicated colors. He
often blends the colors and textures of subjects so that they have a direct
and simple relationship to each other.
Mr. Thorpe is available as a photographer for on location
subjects, portraiture, promotional images, exhibits, and anytime there is a
need for a special approach in photographs.
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