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.
Knowing that there is something magnificent in us - it's just a matter of discovering it.
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.
Minimal - Light - Energy
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..
A peaceful, focused and intuitive mind has always been the best tool to help me paint.
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.
I am inspired by beauty - in nature surrounding me and natue within me.
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