TOMMY THOMPSON ART EXHIBIT CONTINUING THRU APRIL
Make plans to visit the club in April to see our current exhibit in the Art Gallery. The Tommy Thompson exhibit will be on display through the end of the month for your viewing pleasure.
Following in the footsteps of many other painters, Tommy Thompson was an architectural and commercial artist for more than 30 years before advancing to oil landscapes in 2002. His pastoral landscapes, which include horses, figures, and architecture, are a blend of realism and impressionism and evoke a sense of peace.
In 2010 Thompson’s work was juried into exhibitions by Leu Gallery of Belmont University and Energen Corporation of Birmingham, AL. His painting,“Swinging Over the Harpeth,” was named to the Favorite 15% of the December 2009 Fine Art Views Art Competition by acclaimed artist Nancy Guzik. The artist’s paintings have been featured in American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Horses in Art, Hills and Hamlets, Greater Nashville House, Home, and Garden and other publications. He has been invited to conduct solo exhibitions by art associations in Birmingham, Brentwood, Guntersville, Memphis, and Nashville. Thompson has studied with some of the nation’s premier painters including Kevin Macpherson, Ken Auster, Kenn Backhaus, Roger Dale Brown, Scott Christensen, Jeremy Doss, Ned Mueller, Michael Shane Neal, Jason Saunders, and Dawn Whitelaw. He is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Landscape Artists International, and Nashville’s Chestnut Group. Travels to Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, Rhode Island,Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Wyoming, as well as Canada and Europe, have afforded Thompson a wide array of subject matter. He is represented by Rogers and Rogers Fine Art Gallery, Florence, AL.
"Painting is so much a part of my everyday life that it would be difficult to live without it. Regardless of where I happen to be, I am driven to paint every day. I have always been the kind who wanted to see what was around the next curve, over the next hill, or at the end of an interesting lane. Now I want to capture on canvas what I find on my journeys. I ride the roads less traveled looking for the play of light and shadows on pastoral landscapes, beautiful horses, architecture, and people as they go about their everyday life. "