About Me

Susan Thompson is an  artist currently working at Kindred Studios, London, UK 

She works in oils, acrylics and inks to create improvised abstract paintings on canvas, linen and paper. Her approach to painting can be described as experimental. Taking her inspiration from external and internal references and experiences.  It is important to her not to be constricted and defined by societies expectations of what her practice should be.

As a nurse she believes that the disciplines of nursing and art can be seen as interconnected. You give something of yourself in the encounter to build a relationship. One that aims to touch from one soul to another.

Colour features strongly in her work. She explores the relationships of colours, their contrasts and impact of one colour on another within the scope of her compositions. 

The healing power of colour is also relevant in both of her professions.


1976 - 1979  State Registered Nurse
1983 – 1984  Camberwell School of Art, London
1984 – 1986  St Martins School of Art, London
1990 – 1991  Art Therapy Diploma, Goldsmiths College, London
2005 – 2006  Dip H.E. Mental Health Nursing
2010 - 2014  BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree, Oxford Brookes University

1986  Group Show, Brixton Art Gallery, London

1987  Group Show, Bedford Hill Art Gallery, London

2001  Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London

2007  Solo Exhibition ‘Ubiquity’, The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

2014  Group Show ‘Preview’, Oxford

2014  Oxford Brookes Degree Show ‘Play’, Oxford

2018  Solo Exhibition  'In The Moment', The Tabernacle, London

2019  Group Show 'Synergic', The Old Biscuit Factory,  London

2020 Group Show 'Abstract', Online

2020 Group Show 'Art of Caring', London

2020 Group Show,  'Intuitive Abstract', The Essential School of Painting, London

2020  Group Show 'Colour Bloom' Boomer Gallery, London

2020 Group Show 'Black Artist for Black History', Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery

2021 Group Show 'Elements' Online exhibition

2021  ELEMENTS  in' River of Life' Kensington & Chelsea festival 

2021  Group Show 'Print-It Mixed Show', Aireplace studios, Leeds


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