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Acrylic on canvas
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.
October Optimism evokes positive feelings of hope and joy. Warm central light floods the image giving the organic composition. a sense of nature and ethereal atmosphere. The canvas has a textured surface which adds a sensual tactility. The edges are left painted, showing the creative process. The technique uses fluid acrylic paint, layered, dried and then washed off. The work is signed on the back and is ready for hanging.
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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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