Hi, I’m Paul Thisted.
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I was born and raised in Minnesota.
My Mom was a self-taught artist.
I majored in art at St. Olaf College, then I served in the Air Force for 20 years.
After serving my country I retired and taught middle school math for 19 years.
I raised 2 sons, and moved to Evergreen in 2005.
(Got my grandson in there too.)
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The landscape artists I have studied with include Susie Hyer, Pem Dunn, Ted Garcia, Don Sahli, Jill Carver, David Mayer & Ovanes Berberian.
I enjoy plein air painting in the natural beauty of Colorado.
I capture images with my own sketches and photography which I then transform into oil paintings in my studio.
I love the beauty, colors and drama of the western landscape.

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