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Breathing Stillness

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Breathing Stillness

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Heidi Thompson

US$ 5,000

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2020

Acrylic on canvas

Unique Work

Dimensions: 152.4cm (H) x 127cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 60" (H) x 50" (W) x 1.5" (D)

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

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Breathing Stillness is a minimal work that elicits a sense of peacefulness, simplicity and mystery. The composition glows from its center and gently radiates out to the dark, blue-black edges. Thousands of delicate lines, flecks and dots are layered over one another creating a tapestry of vibrating energy. The painting is inspired by the meditative experience of feeling the reality within my body - the sensations that are constantly manifesting, changing. fading. This reality is not visible, but I try to express it by creating an energy field of color, marks in movement. The surface of the canvas is textured with silica sand and gesso which adds a sensual tactility to the ethereal image. The work comes alive in subdued lighting and offers the busy, stressed mind a place of refuge. The work is signed on the back and is ready to h

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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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