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Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson

Born: 1956

Hometown: Coldstream

Based in: British Columbia

Heidi Thompson was born in Vernon, B.C. Canada. After graduating high school she moved to Europe to study art. From 1975-1979 she attended the University of Art & Design in Zürich earning a Swiss Diploma for Professional Photography. After graduating, Thompson moved to Nürnberg and apprenticed with German painter Oskar Koller. Koller recommended that she continue her art education at the Akademie der Buildene Künste Nürnberg. Thompson was accepted and spent one year under the guidance of Professor Ernst Weil, However, seeking a more traditional art school, Thompson moved to Budapest to study painting with Professor Kokas Ignac at the Hungarian State University for Fine Art. In 1982, Thompson returned to Canada and worked as a freelance photographer, painter and book publisher. In 2001 she earned her BFA and Teaching Certificate from the University of Victoria. Since the early 1980's Thompson has worked as a photographer, publisher, teacher and painter. She is married to Edward Thompson and they have two children. Heidi Thompson currently paints full-time and exhibits her work in Europe, Canada and the USA.


27 works for sale

Levity of Light

Heidi Thompson, Canada

Painting

$ 4,450

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Field of Green by Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson, Canada

Painting

$ 5,450

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Guardian of Light by Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson, Canada

Painting

$ 6,450

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A Passionate Ascension by Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson, Canada

Painting

$ 6,450

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Fine Grey Lines over Light by Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson, Canada

Painting

$ 6,450

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Blue Resonance by Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson, Canada

Painting

$ 8,500

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A Warm Embrace by Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson, Canada

Painting

$ 5,450

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Whisper of Warmth by Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson, Canada

Painting

$ 5,450

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Gentle Veil of Grey by Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson, Canada

Painting

$ 6,450

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Spring Energy by Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson, Canada

Painting

$ 6,450

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The Intensity of Soul by Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson, Canada

Painting

$ 4,210

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Yellow Energy by Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson, Canada

Painting

$ 5,450

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Heidi Thompson In The Studio

"My aim is to capture beauty - not by painting a landscape as I know it with sunsets, flowers, mountains, clouds or vast horizons; rather by painting the essence of nature using her elements of light, color, patterns, movement and space. I strive to create images that have a peaceful and energizing effect while drawing the viewer in - to that mysterious light and space within ourselves."

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More About Heidi Thompson

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What inspires you?

Knowing that there is something magnificent in us - it's just a matter of discovering it.

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Describe your creative process.

My monochromes are created by layering thousands of flecks, lines and dots into a uniform, vibrating field of color. My multicolors are made with layers of fluid paint which I partially dry before washing off the surface. What remains is a natural patina.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Minimal - Light - Energy

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Mark Tobey for his meditative all over paintings. Mark Rothko for his quiet, retrospective minimal color fields. Van Gogh for his expression of the spiritual in nature..

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

A peaceful, focused and intuitive mind has always been the best tool to help me paint.

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Look inside and see reality as it really is; not what you think it is or want it to be. This advice has taught me to feel my sensations; the moving particles of matter manifesting and changing within. I now understand that reality is a transient phenomenon; that I too, am a transient phenomenon. I try to express this Truth in my paintings.

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Where do you go for inspiration?

I am inspired by beauty - in nature surrounding me and natue within me.


Collections featuring Heidi Thompson

9 Collections

Large Paintings

68 Artists, 75 Products

Last Updated Sep 14, 2021

Minimalist Paintings

50 Artists, 65 Products

Last Updated Sep 10, 2021

Minimalist Paintings

50 Artists, 65 Products

Last Updated Sep 10, 2021

Energizing Artworks

24 Artists, 31 Products

Last Updated Sep 09, 2021

Energizing Artworks

24 Artists, 31 Products

Last Updated Sep 09, 2021

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Credentials

Education

University of Art and Design Zurich

Switzerland, 1979

Akademie der Bildene Kunste Nurnberg

Germany, 1981

Exhibitions

The Light Within You

2018

Aurora

2018

Bloom - Bill Lowe Gallery Atlanta

2008

Awards

VanCity Book Excellence Award

2005

Education

University of Art and Design Zurich

Switzerland, 1979

Akademie der Bildene Kunste Nurnberg

Germany, 1981

Exhibitions

The Light Within You

2018

Aurora

2018

Bloom - Bill Lowe Gallery Atlanta

2008

Awards

VanCity Book Excellence Award

2005

Press

The Light Within You - Vernon Public Art Gallery

2019

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