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Autumn Exhibition 2021

AUTUMN EXHIBITION 2021
28 September 2021 - 16 October 2021

London

London's annual tradition, the Autumn Exhibition will be on display from 28th September - 16th October 2021.

For more information please get in touch with the gallery.

Stephanie Rew 'Gilded'

STEPHANIE REW 'GILDED'
18 September 2021 - 10 October 2021

Aldeburgh

“Creating this show has been a long and lovely process. I was given a decent amount of time to do it which is a rare thing.

Recently I have been incorporating gold leaf into my work, exploring the relationship between the decorative reflective gold leaf surface and a fully rendered oil painting. The design and pattern of the surface and textiles have become an important part of my painted compositions.

Making the gold panels is a slow and painstaking process and can take months to complete so to be able to make 10 panels at one time was an absolute luxury. Some of these panels I have been working on for over a year, leaving them to ‘marinade’ for a while I work on other paintings.

These paintings have cohesion to them, they have grown and developed very slowly together, which gives them a harmony. Recent times have been very difficult for everyone and this show is my way of adding something bright and beautiful into the world, as right now I believe we need as much beauty as we can find”.

Simeon Stafford - Simeon's World

SIMEON STAFFORD - SIMEON'S WORLD
28 August 2021 - 12 September 2021

Aldeburgh

Simeon Stafford was born in the 1950s, in Duckinfield, a small northern town bordering the Pennines.

He was introduced to L.S.Lowry after winning the Robert Owen School Award for Art and the Manchester News Portrait Award, who then became a friend of the family and encouraged him to study art.

In 1972 and 1973, he studied at Hyde College and in 1974, became a professional artist and exhibited his work in mixed exhibitions throughout the north of England and London. His work at this time reflected the gritty northern landscape and characters in what has been called a primitive style.

In 1996 Stafford moved to Cornwall where he met the artists Terry Frost and Patrick Heron, whose colour and light had a great impact on him.

Simeon continues to have successful exhibitions in London and Cornwall.
In 2001 his work was included in the Royal Academy Summer exhibition and in 2003 he became a member of the Birmingham Society of Artists.

Terence Clarke 'New Paintings'

TERENCE CLARKE 'NEW PAINTINGS'
7 August 2021 - 22 August 2021

Aldeburgh

What is a picture? For me it’s a chance to escape into a place where you can be silent and enjoy a little insight into the visual world. A picture is a place away from the problems of life and a chance to be at ease. I hope when you look at these pictures, that you will be at rest and encounter a landscape that is at once familiar but refreshed. I have used colour and tone to explore and transform landscape and still life. The picture is a thing in itself, an invitation to imagine and feel. In essence, whatever the subject matter, all paintings are about light. The sensation and effect of light has a big effect on our mood or sense of happiness. I have used the light of Spain and the south of France to enhance that quality of rest and peace that strong light evokes. The light has been transposed into colour. The colour goes beyond observation to express a certain passion for the sheer joy of the visual encounter and hopefully a vivid experience of the landscape. Each painting is composed of a myriad of little marks and decisions. The great thing about paintings is that although we take the image in at one go, it reveals itself endlessly over time. In some way every time you look at a painting, it’s like you’re looking at it for the first time. My paintings also reveal the way they were made. When you look at all the marks and colours, the paint is both an abstract element and yet also creates the image of a tree or apple. Your mind moves between seeing the image as real and then enjoying the sensuousness of the paint on a purely abstract level. It’s not just what you paint, it’s how it’s how you paint that’s important. That’s where the art is.
Hopefully I have succeeded in communicating a celebratory quality in the work here presented. That’s why I started to paint and draw in the first place….to understand the world and enjoy its visual beauty as well as finding a place to be at rest.

Terence Clarke June 2021

Tyrone Deans at Nobu Portman Square

TYRONE DEANS AT NOBU PORTMAN SQUARE
19 July 2021 - 13 August 2021

London

Thompson's Gallery present Tyrone Deans at The White Box, in partnership with Nobu London Portman Square.

Nobu is globally renowned for its forward-thinking, fresh approach to lifestyle, food, and fitness. The newly opened Nobu Hotel on Portman Square includes a purpose-built exhibition space called The White Box, hosting exciting collaborations with local cultural gems such as Thompson's, in the surrounding Marylebone area.

Visit The White Box official webpage on Nobu's site here.

Thompson's Gallery are thrilled to exhibit the dynamic, breakout mixed media artist Tyrone Deans from 19th July - 13th August at Nobu, in an inaugural collaboration between the two venues.

Walk-in's are welcome along the duration of this Tyrone Deans exhibition, at 22 Portman Square W1H 7BG.

To book an appointment or for more information, contact the gallery at enquiries@thompsonsgallery or call +44(0)2079353595.

All paintings on display are for sale.

John Lines Solo Exhibition

JOHN LINES SOLO EXHIBITION
14 July 2021 - 31 July 2021

London

Modern British artist, John Lines returns to our London gallery with a new body of work paying homage to the long-established idiosyncratic way of life in British towns and the countryside. Lines’ exhibition reveals distinctive and beautiful oil paintings featuring his classic and most sought-after subject matter of which captures humour, nostalgia, romance and the beauty of British countryside and British urban life.
Lines was born in Rugby Warwickshire in 1938. After studying art from 1959 at Rugby Polytechnic and York School of Art, Lines has exhibited his paintings since graduating. He continues to live and work in Rugby today.
Lines’ preferred mediums are oil and watercolours the two materials of which he has mastered over the last 62 years. He paints in a very Modern British style which is evident throughout his extensive series of works. As an artist his stated aim is to "Simply paint through honest eyes". Ample evidence of this approach can be seen in his paintings of British Town and Landscapes subjects.
John has exhibited widely and has pictures in private and public collections throughout the world. He has held workshops and lectures Australia and in the USA. John Lines has many notable art successes including: First Prize - Museum of Modern Art Wales, Wales; First Prize Royal Society of Marine Artists; and awards at the RSBA.
He is a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Guild of Railway Artists and is Vice-President of Rugby Art Society as well as President of the Kineton Art Society.

For more information get in touch with the gallery - enquiries@thompsonsgallery.co.uk.

Judith Bridgland & Jenny Matthews

JUDITH BRIDGLAND & JENNY MATTHEWS
10 July 2021 - 2 August 2021

Aldeburgh

'Wild Landscapes and Wild Flowers'

Two of Scotland's most popular artists united at Thompson's Gallery Aldeburgh again. Judith's wonderful rich and creamy oils contrast yet compliments beautifully Jenny's deftly painted watercolours of favoured botanical subjects and landscapes

Michael Adamson: Northern Vistas

MICHAEL ADAMSON: NORTHERN VISTAS
23 June 2021 - 10 July 2021

London

Canadian abstract painter Michael Adamson makes a highly anticipated return to London, unveiling a stunning new body of work. 'Northern Vistas' sees the artist consider a variety of topics within one solo exhibition- resulting in a range of sizes, palettes, and techniques.

Adamson is the product of a trifecta of creative institutions- Ryerson University, Toronto (1991) Vancouver's Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design (1993-97), & Universität Kunsthochschule Kassel (1996). Combining his formal training with an early career in video and photography, Adamson emerged with a unique and undeniably enticing painting style. At the centre of his works is the convergence of personal expression and nods to cultural history. Adamson uses his paintings as a kind of shorthand, encompassing a range of the artists responses to observations, ideas and emotions.

Annual Exhibition 2021

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2021
12 June 2021 - 4 July 2021

Aldeburgh

The largest of the galleries exhibitions, after the success of our Modern British exhibition this time the Annual features all contemporary artists, some new, some regulars, some returning faces and some we just cant not include!

Tyrone Deans: Systemic Freedom

TYRONE DEANS: SYSTEMIC FREEDOM
18 May 2021 - 5 June 2021

London

Thompson’s Gallery London proudly presents the debut solo exhibition of mixed media painter Tyrone Deans, 'Systemic Freedom' from 18 May - 5 June 2021.

Deans is a chartered architect balancing a fine art practice from various studios between Jamaica, Sweden and England. Born into a Jamaican family, Deans' work is deliberately material and inquisitive, exploring concepts of identity, culture, and class with every layer applied to the surface. Deans wields mixed media purposefully, integrating elements such as Ghanaian Kente fabric and found historical documents to drive conversation beyond formalism. As colourful as they are complex, Deans’ paintings are inviting and open-ended by nature acknowledging that history is formed by both those who have power and those without, and that both sides are of equal importance to remember and understand.

Modern British

MODERN BRITISH
15 May 2021 - 6 June 2021

Aldeburgh

The Modern British Art era began after the first World War, an inherently significant cultural period. This epoch saw the rise of painters and sculptors such as Henry Moore, John Piper, Mary Potter, Terry Frost, Sir Robin Philipson, John Bellany, and Mary Fedden to name a few. This period of artistic output contains a range of style and focus- natural subject matter such as landscape and still life remained emphasised; scenes of leisure and enjoyment were prevalent; and those elevating abstraction saw a surge of interest and legitimacy much in part to Picasso’s growing influence. Thompson’s Gallery has proudly specialised in Modern British Art since its founding in 1982, and invite you to enjoy this expertly selected range of works from this pivotal period.

Aldeburgh, 15 May - 6 June 2021
Please contact the gallery for more information.

Patsy McArthur: Flux

PATSY MCARTHUR: FLUX
27 April 2021 - 15 May 2021

London

'Flux' speaks directly to McArthur’s interest in exploring the grace and power of movement through still images. Her depictions of figures in motion convey a sense of energy or potential energy through a static drawing.

Using a monochrome palette, MacArthur strips down her images by removing the seduction of colour and demanding a focus on the content of her drawing. Throughout her career McArthur has worked with freerunners, acrobats and even trampolinists, successfully capturing their motion within her work.

Andrew Tozer 'Impressions of Cornwall'

ANDREW TOZER 'IMPRESSIONS OF CORNWALL'
24 April 2021 - 9 May 2021

Aldeburgh

"I am from a Cornish farming family and for as far back as I can remember, I have loved being in the open air being at one with nature. Roaming cliffs, beaches, woodlands and creeks was the backdrop to my childhood. As a young boy I felt drawn to painting and was inspired by my mother who was also an artist.
At the age of 19, I moved to London to study Art at the University of Westminster. From there I went on to Central St Martin’s School of art. After 5 years, I yearned to return to Cornwall to do what I loved most – paint. I learnt my craft of painting en-plein-air whilst in London. The Thames, Richmond and Kew Gardens were all favourite haunts. Moving back to Cornwall in 1998, I quickly established a good reputation with many sell-out shows to my name. In terms of painting, I am at my happiest when working outside en-plein-air." Andrew Tozer

Ann Shrager NEAC

ANN SHRAGER NEAC
3 April 2021 - 18 April 2021

Aldeburgh

Ann Shrager is a much loved British artist who is a member of the NEAC and trained at the Byam Shaw School of Painting and the Royal Academy Schools. She trained under Bernard Dunstan at Byam Shaw who gave her the advice to “paint what you love and love what you paint” which she feels makes you emotionally involved in your subject and in turn shows in the work you create. She went onto the Royal Academy Schools to be taught glazing techniques and how to expand her paintings both in size and medium by Tony Eyton and Jane Dowling and subsequently to leaving the Royal Academy Schools, Ann was offered exhibitions in various galleries which has led to a successful career as an artist. One Ann's favourite subjects are elephants and their relationship with their mahouts and also goat herders and in particular a black goat which appears in several compositions as well as Indian brides and grooms and ladies in saris and various birds. She likes to paint bleached landscapes and seascapes and has been influenced by Indian and Persian miniatures which is evident in many of her paintings. Ann uses oil paint diluted with turps as her medium because it behaves like watercolour and she draws her composition first and if it fails she will draw a different composition on top and this means there could be as many as four different paintings on top of each other which leads to a build up of impasto. There is a quietness about Ann’s work and although colour is a key part in her paintings there is a subdued softness coupled with simplicity and space.

Angela A'Court PS: 'All That I Belong To'

ANGELA A'COURT PS: 'ALL THAT I BELONG TO'
6 March 2021 - 22 March 2021

Aldeburgh

'I work from moments of inspiration: I notice the way tulips droop
in a vase, or the way two colours look together. Mundane images
make me reach for my sketch book, rendering me a chronicler, a
visual writer. My work not only grows out of those moments; it
references those moments.'
This body of work is a sympathetic response to the poem 'By Heart' by Thomas John Carlisle which the artist found over 30 years ago while looking through her mother's affairs after she passed away.

Paul Wright

PAUL WRIGHT "PROFILES"
24 February 2021 - 13 March 2021

London

Paul Wright in widely known for this dynamic and emotive portraits since he was shortlisted for the BP Portrait award in 2006 and later in 2015 with his portrait of Simon Armitage CBE.

For this exhibition Paul has entirely focus on just twelve powerful heads no bigger than sixteen inches square of people who have influenced and shaped his lives.

'Profiles' is a survey of likeness, vaunting the mystique of anonymity in a time where humans increasingly wield their image for personal, capital and social gain.

Paring back the concept of portraiture, Wright poses questions about the modern practice of portrayal. What motivates the depiction and dissemination of likeness today? What control is taken back or conceded, by recording likeness through analogue means in lieu of Smartphones and digital cameras?

Fore more information please get in touch with the gallery.

A Virtual February, Aldeburgh

A VIRTUAL FEBRUARY, ALDEBURGH
2 February 2021 - 28 February 2021

Aldeburgh

A selection of New, Recent and some of my Favourites. all currently in the Aldeburgh Gallery, if you see anything you like we can soon put it in the window for you to view, during your daily exercise!

London Art Fair ONLINE

LONDON ART FAIR ONLINE "THE YEAR AHEAD"
18 January 2021 - 6 February 2021

London

Thompson's Gallery London will bring London Art Fair to the gallery for the 2021 edition.

Thompson's exhibiting fair artists have been more motivated than ever, working from their home studios across the end of a trying but inspiring 2020 to bring their best work to date.

In partnership with the dynamic force of LAF's marketing team, Thompson's Gallery will give centre stage to the unveiling of artwork which traditionally opens the calendar year. 

Exhibiting artists include: Paul Wright, Peter Wileman, Helen Tabor, Tyrone Deans, Chris Buck, John Clark, Peter King, Tony de Wolf, James Fullarton and Ian Weatherhead