We hold a varied number of solo and group exhibitions throughout the year in both gallery locations, and are committed to selecting new works of the highest quality to exhibit exclusively at Thompson's Galleries. read more In addition to what's on show, our stock rooms contain an impressive range of artworks which our staff are always glad to guide and comment through. Whether a certain motif, artist, or style is preferred, we are confident and capable to match a client with their preferences. Receive exclusive catalogues and e-updates by joining our client mailing list today; send contact details to us via firstname.lastname@example.org
PATSY MCARTHUR: FLUX
27 April 2021 - 15 May 2021
'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'
24 April 2021 - 9 May 2021
"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
3 April 2021 - 18 April 2021
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'
6 March 2021 - 22 March 2021
'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 "PROFILES"
24 February 2021 - 13 March 2021
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
2 February 2021 - 28 February 2021
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 "THE YEAR AHEAD"
18 January 2021 - 6 February 2021
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
JAMES FULLARTON: SHELTER-IN-PAINT
24 November 2020 - 19 December 2020
Shelter-in-Paint' is a milestone moment, marking James Fullarton's 20th solo exhibition with Thompson's Galleries since the painter's debut exhibition in 2000 at our Dover Street Gallery.
This exhibition's title points to the most pivotal year history has seen in a generation, an oil painter's manifestation of the 'work from home' mandate.
Always finding inspiration from life, Fullarton brings his bountiful palette and expressive strokes to every surface, articulating a kaleidoscope of colours in his tended flowers, the leaves, branches and sheds of the garden. Every composition seizes upon the opportunity to quite literally explore one's own backyard– a universe all its own, interactions legally enforced.
19 November 2020 - 10 January 2021
OPEN ONLINE NOW!
Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh are holding our Christmas group exhibition which alongside our Annual Exhibition in June is our largest collection of paintings for sale during the year. There will be new paintings by both established Thompson's artists and also by new artists carefully selected during the year so some familiar names and some new to the gallery. Over 100 paintings will be on display in the gallery during this exhibition.
PETER WILEMAN PPROI RSMA FRSA ‘TOUR DE FORCE’
3 November 2020 - 21 November 2020
'Tour de Force' takes audiences globetrotting through Peter Wileman's colourful and astoundingly vibrant lens.
From London's foggy cityscape's at dawn to the famous Grand Canal, on to smouldering skies in estuary sunsets, Peter takes us to his most treasured landscapes visited last year. In a year where travel's joys have been stolen the world over, one must escape to the mind- and as Peter would suggest- the easel.
AUTUMN EXHIBITION 2020
6 October 2020 - 31 October 2020
The annual tradition of the Autumn Exhibition returns to Thompson's London for 2020. Featuring all new painting and sculpture by a large range of popular artists, audiences will delight in an array of new and established talent.
6th - 31st October
Thompson's London, 3 Seymour Place.
Contact the gallery to register interest.
JO TAYLOR - FREE AGAIN
22 September 2020 - 3 October 2020
Thompson's Gallery London proudly presents 'Free Again' , an exhibition of Jo Taylor's newest body of work. Undaunted by the tumult which took hold worldwide, Jo Taylor committed her springtime to achieve a stunning new range of charcoal, ink and mixed media works. As the title suggests, Taylor's latest works reflect optimism, strength, and the enduring promise of nature's beauty - apt for where mankind finds itself today.
BRITA GRANSTRöM - LEAVES OF LOCK DOWN
12 September 2020 - 27 September 2020
Brita Granström - Leaves of Lock Down.
Every summer Brita goes back to her native Sweden to paint images of life in the Scandinavian countryside but due to lockdown this year she has been unable to travel there for the first time since she moved over here in 1993. As a result she has painted a series of paintings from her everyday life at home during lockdown near Berwick upon Tweed, shying away from using her top floor sea view studio and instead adapting to a portable studio to begin making a series of paintings capturing her family's daily life around the kitchen, porch and garden.
CAROL PEACE & ANDREW SQUIRE: 'LIFE ON EARTH'
2 September 2020 - 19 September 2020
Thompson's Gallery London proudly presents 'Life on Earth', a dual exhibition of paintings by Andrew Squire and sculpture by Carol Peace.
'Life on Earth' situates Squire's 'Keystone Species' painting series in conversation with the ethereal figures of Peace. The pairing sparks dialogue around topics of coexistence, habitat, and hope among all beings on the planet.
GRAHAM WEBBER ROI IEA
22 August 2020 - 9 September 2020
Following on from the success of our last one man show of Graham's work and his continued recognition and ever growing following among our clients, we are delighted to be hosting a one man exhibition of new works by Graham here in Aldeburgh in August 2020.
ROBERT KELSEY DA MUNIV PAI FRSA
1 August 2020 - 19 August 2020
We are delighted to be holding a one man exhibition of new paintings by Scottish Landscape painter Robert Kelsey.
Robert has been one of our most popular artists over the years, over 20 one man shows are testament to this. Recently Robert has started to loosen up his paintings with a more vigorous and bravura style harking back to some of his earlier works.
It should be a fresh and exciting exhibition showing a new phase in Roberts painting.
THE GREAT BRITISH SUMMER
1 July 2020 - 18 July 2020
Thompson's London presents a group exhibition celebrating summertime in Great Britain.
A select group of painters and sculptors have contributed their unique interpretations of Summer, conveying the enjoyment of bright skies, long days, and fun with family and friends.
LEWIS HAZELWOOD-HORNER RBA: REAL LIFE
3 June 2020 - 19 June 2020
Lewis Hazelwood-Horner RBA returns to Thompson’s Gallery London for his second solo exhibition titled ‘Real Life’, after a remarkable debut in 2019 as ‘One to Watch’. Born and raised in North London, Hazelwood-Horner is the youngest-ever Threadneedle Prize Winner (2016) and inductee to the Royal Society of British Artists (2018).
His practice pays homage to country and capital by documenting British lifestyle and social rituals in oil. Delivering a unique narrative with every composition, this body of work was painted in real time with its subjects and environments to capture motion, expression and storyline in paint. Veering from the modern painting habit of relying upon photography for reference, Hazelwood-Horner is Britain's youngest plein air figurative painter.
The exhibition will be online from 3rd-19th June 2020.
Contact the gallery to register interest by emailing email@example.com or phoning +44(0)207 935 3595.
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020, ALDEBURGH
1 June 2020 - 30 July 2020
Following last year's record-breaking 37th Annual Exhibition, our annual celebration of art and creativity continues in 2020.
Run without interruption since 1982, the Annual Exhibition is the galleries largest group exhibition of the year. Bringing together art in all mediums – prints and paintings, sculpture and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians NEAC, RBA and RSMA members and household names as well as new and emerging talent.
Contact the Aldeburgh Gallery on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 1728453743
SHERREE VALENTINE-DAINES SALE
4 May 2020 - 4 June 2020
A for the next few weeks we are offering a sale of our owned Anne Cotterill paintings.
More information please get in touch.
MONOCHROME: GROUP EXHIBITION
29 April 2020 - 16 May 2020
Thompson's Gallery London presents a new group exhibition entitled 'Monochrome', featuring a range of monochrome painting and sculpture. Audiences will enjoy a variety of black-and-white paintings, charcoal and ink drawings, and stone, bronze, and glass sculpture. On display from 29th April - 16th May 2020.
ANNE COTTERILL SALE
17 April 2020 - 17 April 2020
A for the next few weeks we are offering a sale of our owned Anne Cotterill paintings.
More information please get in touch.
NEAC: NEW ENGLISH ARTS CLUB
11 April 2020 - 3 May 2019
The New English Arts Club is an elected society of artists. Orginally founded by a group of artists who were dissatisfied by the attitudes of the Royal Academy in 1886. Historically it hosted a range of artists with Impressionism and Post-Impressionism style, however today has many diverse styles of art adding richness and variety to the society.
We at Thompson's Gallery look forward to hosting our selected exhibition New English Arts Club members.
For more information please get in touch with the gallery.
PAUL WRIGHT: WITH TIME
19 March 2020 - 4 April 2020
Paul Wright "With Time"
Renowned British painter and two-time BP Award shortlister (2006 & 2015) Paul Wright will unveil a stunning new body of work that examines and explores his views on the influences of his family and his future.
To celebrate his only solo exhibition in 3 years, we have made a FILM.
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7 March 2020 - 22 March 2020
To celebrate spring and British art we are holding an exhibition by the hugely talented and well respected artist Tessa Newcomb. We will be showing carefully selected works, varying in size and medium but all with her distinct style and subject matter being at the fore. Tessa has become one of East Anglia’s most iconic artists depicting scenes from Suffolk and Norfolk, often gentle and amusing observations of life and typically with a relationship between human and animal apparent. She captures the wonderful East Anglian light together with a quirkiness of the way of life in the East, often free spirited and authentic.
THE FAMILY UNIT: GROUP PORTRAIT EXHIBITION
26 February 2020 - 14 March 2020
Thompson's Gallery London presents a group exhibition centered around the concept of family. This portrait show is a survey of each individual artists's view of family, the meaning of the term, and who and what it looks like. This exhibition will be on view from 26th February to 14th March 2020.
POP UP: WESTBOURNE GROVE
19 February 2020 - 16 March 2020
Thompson’s Galleries POP UP will be in Notting Hill for a month.
During this time we will be exhibiting a wide range of painting and sculpture of established and emerging talents represented by the gallery.
MAX TANNAHILL: OF SKY AND SEA
6 February 2020 - 22 February 2020
Mixed media artist Max Tannahill debuts a new body of sculptures, predominantly wall pieces constructed from boat parts and handcrafted wood. On display at Thompson's Gallery London from 6th-22nd February 2020.
CONNECT ART FAIR 2020
30 January 2020 - 2 February 2020
Thompson's Gallery return to the Mall in the New Year for Connect Art Fair 2020. Exhibiting selections of Modern British and new contemporary painting and sculpture, Thompson's will feature on Stand 4 from 30th January - 2nd February.
Exhibiting Artists: Carl Melgari, Jo Taylor, David Sawyer, John Piper, Mary Fedden, Tony de Wolf, Peter Wileman, and Matthew Alexander
For further event info, visit https://connectartfair.co.uk/
LONDON ART FAIR 2020
21 January 2020 - 26 January 2020
Thompson's Gallery returns to London Art Fair for the 2020 edition, exhibiting new paintings and sculpture on stand G23. The fair runs 21-26 January at Islington Business and Design Centre. Contact the gallery for ticket information.
Exhibiting Artists: Paul Wright, Peter Wileman, Tony de Wolf, Carl Melegari, Lewis Hazelwood-Horner, Chris Buck, John Clark, Helen Tabor and Jo Taylor.
EXHIBITING ALDEBURGH GALLERY ARTISTS
17 January 2020 - 17 February 2020
Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh has had a facelift and we are excited to show off our fabulous new colours with a mixed exhibition of our most favourite artists. We are showing Angela A’Court, Peter Wileman, Helen Tabor, Carl Melegari, Brita Granström, Christ Buck, Carol Peace, John Piper and Edward Seago amonst others and hope that you will have the opportunity to come and see these beautiful paintings and sculptures .
12 December 2019 - 23 December 2019
Thompson's Gallery London present a new group exhibition themed around all small works for the festive period. 'Small Wonders' will feature a variety of mediums by a range of Thompson's artists. On display from 12th-23rd December.
Contact the gallery to register interest.
7 December 2019 - 12 January 2021
JO TAYLOR: RUNNING WILD
21 November 2019 - 7 December 2019
Celebrated British Equestrian artist Jo Taylor presents her latest exhibition, Running Wild.
An exhibition of new paintings that features a wide range of wild life encountered during her travels of the last 2 years.
Exhibiting at Thompson's London from 21st November - 7th December 2019.
Contact the gallery to register interest.
30 October 2019 - 16 November 2019
Established British landscape painter Matthew Alexander will unveil a new body of work at Thompson's Gallery London from 30th October to 16th November 2019. This new show will feature cityscapes and landscapes from London to the French countryside and beyond.
Contact the gallery to register interest.
TONY DE WOLF: A REALIST'S FEAST
9 October 2019 - 26 October 2019
Thompson's Gallery London is delighted to present a new solo exhibition by Belgian still life master Tony de Wolf. This remarkable body of work has been executed across two years, result of the artist's incredible skill and tempered patience.
Tony de Wolf received world class tutelage under renowned still life painter Willem Dolphyn at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts. The artist has gone on to enjoy an illustrious career of his own, devoting himself to a rigorous practice rooted in Flemish 17th century tradition. Imbuing a new sense of vigour into a longstanding subject matter, de Wolf experiments with capturing a variety of different light effects and textures, from ceramic to fabric and an extensive variety of fruits and vegetables.
Join us in celebration of this new collection, an exemplary display of artistic ability and incredible discipline.
ALDEBURGH, MIXED EXHIBITION
1 October 2019 - 4 December 2019
Come to Thompsons’s Gallery, Aldeburgh and try looking at art from a different angle!
Throughout September we will be showing an eclectic mix of artists in the gallery and after a hugely successful summer we want to offer accessibility, variety and quality to this small but interesting exhibition, there will be something for everyone and you might discover something or someone new as we welcome autumn through the door.
AUTUMN EXHIBITION 2019: LONDON
19 September 2019 - 5 October 2019
The annual tradition of the Autumn Exhibition returns to Thompson's London for 2019. Featuring all new painting and sculpture by a large range of popular artists, audiences will delight in an array of new and established talent.
On show from 19th September to 5th October at Thompson's London, 3 Seymour Place. Contact the gallery to register interest.
LUCI MACLAREN: MOMENTUM
5 September 2019 - 14 September 2019
Thompson's Gallery proudly presents its first solo exhibition by Scottish painter Luci Maclaren. Aptly titled 'Momentum', this body of work features moments of intensity, competition, and even collision- as Maclaren articulates the excitement of British sport through gestural, brightly hued brushstrokes.
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HELEN TABOR, INSIDE OUT
10 August 2019 - 31 August 2019
Thompson’s Gallery in Aldeburgh is holding an eagerly awaited solo exhibition by the celebrated Scottish artist Helen Tabor. Helen’s wonderfully ethereal oil paintings of both people and landscapes have made her one of our most successful contemporary artists. For this particular solo exhibiton, Helen has explored how similar painting is to gardening, a colour combination, a composition, a feeling - takes on a life of its own and is guided by a force quite out of the artist’s control. She has to be patient and calmly trust that the decisions she makes will lead to something interesting and pleasing. The inspiration for the work in this exhibition has come from a variety of sources. Helen’s life in the countryside surrounded by trees, birdsong and animals, her garden and landscapes of the area around where she lives and seascapes of the wild and beautiful Western Isles of Scotland. Another unexpected area of inspiration has come from an interest in people of the far north who live close to the Arctic circle and Finland. The title for this exhibition ‘Inside out’ seems appropriate, referring partly to the recurring image in certain paintings of looking out or in through a window and partly to the combination of landscapes, seascapes and interiors in her work. More significantly though, it alludes to the idea of a painting beginning in the mind’s eye of the artist, like a seed or bulb and gradually emerging, taking on unexpected and wonderful shapes and turns as it develops its own identity.
13 July 2019 - 9 August 2019
We have been exhibiting Terence’s wonderfully colourful and vibrant paintings for over twenty years and he has a large and very loyal following who certainly will not be disappointed by these stunning works. Terence’s work is characterized by strong draughtsmanship and the use of bold colour and is highly regarded for its composition. His landscapes and still lives are richly worked with a subtle and expressive use of paint, with influences ranging from Matisse to the Scottish Colourists.
We are delighted to have Terence with us again for this his 7th one man show with Thompsons Gallery.
LONDON SUMMER EXHIBITION
9 July 2019 - 3 September 2019
An exciting array of new paintings and sculpture at Thompson's Gallery London, featuring arrivals from featured artists and newcomers.
On display from July 2019; email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44(0)207 935 3595 for more information.
FAIR FOR SAATCHI
26 June 2019 - 30 June 2019
Thompson's Gallery are proudly participating in this year's Fair For Saatchi (FFS), an art fair displaying contemporary artists, from 26th-30th June. The pop-up art fair at Saatchi Gallery will coincide with the established London season of auctions and art fairs, opening on the same day as the Sotheby's major contemporary art sale, and the preview say of Masterpiece, the leading art and antiques fair, which also takes place in Chelsea.
Exhibiting Artists: Paul Wright, Tony de Wolf, Hennie Niemann Jr, Carl Melegari, Mhairi McGregor RSW, Lewis Hazelwood-Horner RBA, Matthew Alexander RBA, Pierre Yermia, and Carol Peace.
We will be exhibiting on Stand 9.
Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm
Art Fair Website: https://www.fairforsaatchi.com
AVEC AMOUR - MICHAEL G CLARK PAI RSW
19 June 2019 - 6 July 2019
In an era where fear claims headlines and division pervades conversation, painter Michael G Clark makes a case for the opposite - With Love. Most commonly used as an affectionate sign off, 'Avec Amour' is the perfect phrase to lead audiences into an exhibition which uplifts, unifies, and celebrates togetherness in all forms.
Painted in some of the artist's favourite locations around France and Italy, 'Avec Amour' whisks viewers from the Champs-Élysées to sunrise in Venice, on to quiet cafes in Le Marais and the side streets of Saint-Germain. By lifting spirits, encouraging enjoyment and reminding all of the lighter side to life, Michael G Clark's exhibition offers an oasis of calm.
For more information please register interest, meet the artist on Tuesday 18th June 2019 between 5-7pm (RSVP required - email@example.com).
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2019
8 June 2019 - 12 July 2019
Thompson's Galleries biggest show of the year. 100 artists and over 250 works from Modern British to up and coming contemporary artists.
With new work arriving every day this is building into another stunning exhibition!
29 May 2019 - 15 June 2019
This new solo exhibition incorporates all of Mike Healey's proclivities, delivering sensational vibrancy in a vast range of subject matter. From the secluded shores of the Scottish Isles, to hushed Highland snowfields, Mike Healey exalts the natural beauty of his surroundings through mouthpiece of his paintbrush. Equally invigorating are the artist's still life paintings, popular for their bold use of colour and characterful contents.