Cummins Falls

Profile: Jo Ellen Thatcher

Originally from Pennsylvania, JoEllen has called Middle Tennessee home for more than 24 years. While she has always enjoyed drawing, it wasn't until ten years ago that she picked up a paint brush. When she was introduced to plein air painting in a workshop with Jason Saunders in 2010, there was no turning back. Plein air painting is her preferred venue, and she considered the landscape her studio. A grammar school teacher full-time, she seeks opportunities to paint as often as possible, especially on weekends and during school breaks. JoEllen has been a member of the Chestnut Group for seven years.
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