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Levity of Light

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Levity of Light

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Heidi Thompson

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2020

Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions: 152.4cm (H) x 101.6cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 60" (H) x 40" (W) x 1.5" (D)

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

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Levity of Light celebrates joy, life and peacefulness. The lightness of the yellow, orange and peach palette resonates and elevates one's state of mind, lifting into a feeling of hope and optimism. The technique uses fluid paint applied in layers, dried partially and then washed away. leaving a natural patina. The warm foreground colors seem to rise up again a blue grey background which creates a mysterious space. The canvas has a delicate texture created with silica sand and gesso. This gives the piece a sensual tactility and materiality. The edges of the work are left painted revealing the creative process.

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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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