Hugh Thompson "Evening, West Cork" Oil on Board, 2001
Born in Armagh, Northern Ireland, Hugh Thompson studied Fine Art privately under Amanda Traversari in Belfast and has been painting for over 35 years. Thompson paints in the Classic / Impressionist style, sketches and watercolours in the field, larger works in the studio using oils.
A prolific artist, Thompson produces exhibition numbers of a given subject. Thompson paints the land and sky in Ireland, Canada, America and Europe, enjoying the Great Salon style of exhibition.
A member of The Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, The Royal Dublin Society, Dublin Ireland; he is also an adjunct Professor at The School of Architecture, University of Waterloo.
Thompson exhibits at The Oriel Gallery, Dublin Ireland and The Libby Gallery, Toronto. Thompson also exhibits recent works once a year at a local venue. Thompson lives in Cambridge where, along with Deirdre and Jason Thompson, they own and operate Thompson Centre for Art and Design.