William Thomson, an outstanding, contemporary American artist, whose work is part of numerous University and International art museum collections, gently passed away at the end of 2014. "The William Thomson Retrospective: A Life of Beauty." The exhibit will include familiar series, along with some works, never publically shown, kept close in Thomson’s private collection.
William was quite the prolific painter, his work marked by a unique hand as the master of many mediums. He had much to say, as he observed the human spirit, and cared very much about how he communicated onto the canvas. He unleashed a power; an unseen energy pulsates throughout every landscape, figurative piece and abstract.
WILLIAM THOMSON (March 16, 1931 - October 9, 2014)
His work runs the gambit: landscapes, cityscapes, interior and figurative works, in either acrylic, encaustic, egg tempera, oil or watercolor, most often in warm, rich, earth tones.
There is a power in his works which defies definition. Each, even the most abstract, is imbued with such a strong sense of emotion that it’s impossible not to feel moved. Bill works in all kinds of mediums from acrylic, encaustic, egg tempera, oil to watercolor but somehow they all tie together producing an amazing image. The discovery of how mediums operate, individually or in combination, is what drives this artist.