Patricia Edith Mary Thompson
Full Classical Training at Hull Regional College of Art/Interior Design, London/SIAD Illustrator Studio/Part of the 1960s Swinging London Art Scene in London/Extensive Travel, En-plein-air art study/Professional Art Home Studios/Solo & Group Expos/Sold artworks Internationally Art/Competition Awards/featured Millers 2005/6 Picture Price Guide
My Art ranges in "Influence" from The Old Masters to the French Impressionists. Rembrandt's beautiful painting of his wife, "Saskia" I have painted In Homage to the great man. The work is so delicate and empathetic, the luminous skin tones set against the vibrant vermillion velvet of her feathered chapeau, so striking. I was compelled to try to capture some of this wonder. In "Cafe Noir" I have endeavored to capture the thrill and excitement of the 19th century Cafe Street Scene of Paris, although this is set in Amsterdam; an eclectic mix of people jostling to be heard. In "Cafe Life, St. Tropez, I have depicted the" influence" of the romance and Spring Air of Southern France, the atmosphere "jolie" and light heated in every sense.