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 enquiries@thompsonsgallery.co.uk

Emma Williams

23 July 2022 - 7 August 2022


This body of work celebrates her love of the three locations Aldeburgh, St Ives and the South France all which hold and emotional connection and provide ample inspiration for her work.

Aldeburgh is a painters dream with its immense skies dwarfing the sugared almond coloured houses that line the pebble beach.
The look out towers proudly stand sentinel and the boats lay catawampus along the shore enhancing its picturesque charm.

St Ives has been a constant source of inspiration, influencing my particular approach to interiors and landscapes, which detail the pretty colours and shapes of life on the West Coast.

South of France looking out over the rooftops  with views to the Mediterranean will never disappoint .Colourful houses adorned with bright shutters create a picture perfect view that never fails to inspire me. the heady aroma of Jasmin and the sight of lush lemon trees on my way to the market to buy flowers and fruit makes me excited at the prospect of arranging my next still life.

I have always been slightly obsessed by pottery and jugs I have been painting them since I did my art foundation course many years ago. I love the personality that  they give a painting and the memory’s that certain ceramics can evoke in the viewer. I’ve often painted a treasured vase containing favourite flowers on request.

Ceramic pots are little jewels that create a story within a painting.

Helen Tabor

13 August 2022 - 28 August 2022


Helen Tabor has lived in the Scottish Borders for the past fifteen years with her partner and three children. Her paintings are very much inspired by her surroundings, in particular the rural Scottish Borders countryside, and the soft seascapes of south west Scotland.

Whilst the figure paintings are more defined and linear, her landscapes are expressive and abstract but both styles hold something more enigmatic – a vagueness perhaps which takes you into the world of imagination.

Born in Middlesex in 1960, Helen Tabor graduated with English and History at the University of York in 1981. A self-taught artist, Tabor drew her inspiration from Chagall and Picasso. Since 1986, she has successfully exhibited in numerous galleries both North and South of the border, including RSA and SAAC Royal Academy in Edinburgh. Helen’s work can be found in private collections both here and abroad.