View In Room
View In Room
Acrylic on canvas
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.
Spring Poetry elicits emotions of mystery, awe and passion. The dramatic composition has a green/blue/grey space that balances the glowing yellow and orange central light. The work is bursting with energy and life. Although it is entirely abstract it resembles a natural phenomenon like a sunset. The surface is textured with silica sand and gesso and the edges are left painted revealing the creative process. The technique uses fluid paint layers, drying in between, then washing away the entire piece. What remains resembles a natural patina. The edges are left painted revealing the creative process. Work is sign on reverse and is ready for hanging.
Thompson writes, "My aim is to capture beauty – not by painting a landscape as I know it with trees, mountains, clouds or sunsets; rather by painting the essence of nature using her elements of colour, light, patterns, texture, movement and space. I use two different painting techniques. My "multicolours" are made by pouring acrylic paint onto a gesso/silica glass textured canvas. I tip the canvas and the paint flows in various directions. I dry areas and leave others wet. I then spray the painting with a garden hose which creates a patina. The multicolours with their layers of eroded colour express the transient nature of reality. How all temporal things, whether material or mental, are continually manifesting, expanding, eroding, fading, or dissolving."
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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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