FALLBROOK – The Z Cafe is now displaying new art for the summer months, landscapes by three local artists: Linda Thorne, Mijoa Rho, and Neill Ketchum. The artwork will be on view through Oct. 2.
Thorne, once a research scientist in plant pathology and molecular genetics for 35 years, is now a full time artist. Her wonderful landscapes reflect her world in California, Utah, and points in between. Interestingly, she started out with art all through childhood and high school but majored in the sciences in college. Now retired, she has returned to the art world.
“The visual world speaks loudly to me, both visually and emotionally. I want to save what I see and record the emotions that I feel. When I paint, I dialogue with the canvas until we come to some sort of consensus,” Thorne said.
Rho is another artist who always loved art, but her career led her down a different path and she became a CPA, specializing in financial management. Born in Seoul, Korea, Rho studied art and then went into business and now she is a full time artist.
Rho’s expressive oil paintings reflect not only California scenes, but also her extensive world travel. When she paints a scene, she wishes to create a story.
Ketchum is showing downstairs with some work from the wetlands, beaches, and gardens.
All are invited to stop by Z Cafe which is open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., River Village, Bonsall.