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