Fred Thompson’s paintings evoke dreamy days spent at the ocean’s edge. Working in acrylic on canvas, he redefines the coastal colour palette to bring fresh depth and energy to familiar settings, and intimacy to unknown subjects.
“In this coastal-themed collection, I explore the interplay of people and place – figural subjects in the vastness of the natural world.
The light is everything; capturing it brings my paintings to life. I use vibrant colours and a loose impressionist style to create a dynamic experience of inner stillness within the ever-moving continuum of the ocean-scape.
Each painting seeks to tell the story of a single moment through a lens of mood and movement.”
Fred has been drawing and painting for most of his life, yet only developed a portfolio for public exposure in the last few years. With a background in graphic design and a degree in visual communication, he is creative director of his own design business, founded in 1995. His deep understanding of how visual language conveys ideas, feelings and moods informs his artistic practice, inspiring an explorative approach to both personal and commission pieces across a range of mediums.