Hi, my name is Jack Thompson and I’m a Co. Waterford based award-winning Contemporary Fine Art Photographer, Painter and Mixed Media Artist originating from the UK.
As a portraitist first and foremost, I’m equally at home with Contemporary image making, Social Documentary, Theatre and Music photography, Landscape, Figurative, and Fine Art.
There’s a common thread of timelessness, tenderness, poetry and humanity throughout my work – which explores the landscape of nostalgia, love, identity, loneliness, memory, romanticism, tragedy, transcendence and beauty of the human condition.
Whilst I’ve made art for as long as I can remember, I was a late-comer to professional art practice. With a few lucky breaks, plus a lot of hard work; perseverance; creating opportunities (rather than waiting or relying on them to land on the doorstep); a positive attitude, and also acceptance that the art world is quite an ongoing challenge to navigate(!), I’ve been fortunate enough to have had a number of solo and joint exhibitions since I professionally embarked on this journey, and that my work has also found its place in various private collections around the world.
For me, being an Artist isn’t so much a choice. I sincerely believe that we all have it in us to create (whatever it may be), though the creating and the process behind it is very much a choice.
For anyone who is nervous or apprehensive about starting to make art, I’d say – just give it a go! You don’t need expensive equipment, so have fun, play around, and try not to judge yourself by anyone else’s measure – as there are no rules! What you create is part of, and an expression of your Self, and so by your very existence – it can never be ‘wrong’ or ‘rubbish’.
My artworks, projects, latest news, and more can be viewed on my website, www.jackthompsonart.com where my Limited and Open Edition Fine Art prints and books can be bought through my secure online shop.
You can also find me on Instagram at @jackthompson.art and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org