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Blue Resonance

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2021

Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions: 210.8cm (H) x 167.6cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 83" (H) x 66" (W) x 1.5" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Blue Resonance offers the viewer a harmonious painting that elicits a sense of contemplative peacefulness. The painting celebrates the infinite cosmos. The overall impact has a restful visual effect giving one a sense of profound and timeless repose.

The surface of the canvas is slightly textured with gesso and silica glass which adds an aesthetic tactility. This material element seems to ground the ethereal atmosphere. The minimal non-objective image comprises blue tones that range from cobalt, ultramarine, turquoise to warm teal.

The artist uses a technique similar to mandala sand painting where she methodically taps a small fan brush creating random delicate lines, marks and flecks to cover the surface. This allows her to create is a subtle central light that softly radiates. Even when illumination is dim, the blues come alive and glow. The dark, blue black edges enhance the vignette of light and add elegance to the piece. Blue Resonance does not require a frame as the edges add to the painting's overall effect. The work can be hung vertically or horizontally and is signed on the back.

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Artist Profile

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.


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