About

Susan Thompson is an Artist and Nurse currently living and working in London, UK

She works in oils, acrylics and pastels to create colourful abstract paintings on canvas and board. Her approach to painting can be described as intuitive, creating images by following a feeling or knowing, something that cannot be put into words. The process involves applying layers of paint with a large brush, constantly assessing and adapting to the canvas until the moment of knowing is reached. Her work is characterized by a strong sense of colour, bold brush strokes and layers of contrasting hues

The disciplines of nursing and art can be seen as interconnected. The art of nursing is the intentional creative use of oneself, based upon skill and expertise to transmit emotion and meaning to another. The artist attempts to convey a myriad of emotions and experiences through her creations.


EDUCATION
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


EXHIBITIONS
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




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