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Peter Thomson  Born  1962

Biography



Peter Thomson born 1962

Peter Thomson’s paintings present us with glimpses of a world which is strange and ethereal yet at the same time consistent and credible, a world where Leaf Painters have evidently plied their ancient craft for centuries where the Dancers in the Red Light are a popular spectacle for all the family on a cold winter day. His gaunt figures go about their lives with seriousness; their emotional intensity heightening the air of mystery. Why are the two women examining a series of scorpions? Why is the man who cut the grooves so pleased ? What is going to happen to the quiet couple sitting in the gallery?

It is Thomson’s skill as a painter that draws us into this richly coloured and detailed fantasy but it is the scope and epth of his imagination that makes us want to linger there, eager to witness the miraculous manifestation that is surely about to take place and hoping too, perhaps, that we are looking not at some other world but as at a half-hidden aspect that, with the help of an artist, can be glimpsed with our own.

Gregory Goddard.

Peter Thomson studied drawing at Glasgow School of Art 1980 – 1984

He has had numerous exhibitions in Glasgow with the Compass Gallery, in Edinburgh with The Open Eye Gallery and in London with Piccadilly Gallery, and Portal Painters.

Collections

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow.
Scottish Arts Council Collection
The Smith Gallery and Museum, Stirling
The Hunterian Collection, Glasgow University.
The Fleming Collection, London

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In Anticipation

Size: 48 x 90 cms ( 19 x 36 ins)
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Cabaret

Size: 82 x 120 cms ( 32 x 47 ins)
Type: acrylic on panel
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“Cabaret”
A column of flame issues from the houdah of an elephant, ascending at an angle for no apparent reason and swirling in turbulent eddies that recall whirlwinds in William Blake’s engravings.


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Beehive

Size:  26 x 40 cms ( 10 x 16 ins)
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The Flautist

Size: 26 x 40 cms ( 10 x 16 ins)
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The Green Hall

Size: 46 x 56 cms ( 18 x 22 ins)
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Dragonfly

Size: 27 x 37 cms ( 11 x 15 ins)
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Return of the Fauves

Size:  88 x 122 cms ( 36 x 48 ins)
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