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Graham Thompson

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2017

Artworks for sale: 11

United Kingdom

About Graham Thompson

 
 
  • Biography
    Some 20 years ago whilst enhancing the naturally formed shape of a bird-like piece of driftwood, an artist friend very kindly commented that I appeared to have 'an eye for form'. That comment has stayed with me and my eye for form has definitely developed - albeit there is still much to learn. I still occasionally return to animal figures but the bulk of my time these days is dedicated to human portraits and features. Straight lines apart, it's all there in the human body; every line, curve, bump, crease, fold and texture known to science. I still prefer to work in wood which means it's a slow process but there is such an affinity between we humans and trees. Generally we have similar life-spans, we're warm to the touch, we're flawed by splits and distortions and we are all truly unique. I personally choose my portrait subjects or have them chosen for me by commission. Inspiration comes mostly from observation with help from Rodin, Michelangelo and Victorian marble sculptors such as Pietro Magni.
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  • Awards

    2106

    Gt Yorkshire Show, Woodcarving Comp 2016 - GOLD award

    Annual Open Wood Carving Competition
    Winning piece: Bronte Literary Dynasty
  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming events

    Event: Permanent exhibition - Visitor centre

    Dates: Sept. 7, 2017 - June 1, 2030

    Venue: Inverewe Garden, Poolewe, Wester Ross, Scotland

    3d bust of Inverewe Garden founder, Osgood McKenzie (d.1922)
    Relief portrait of Mairi Sawyer who gifted the Garden to NTS in 1952.

    Materials: Eucalyptus Coccifera, Davidia Involucrata resp.

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Awards

2106

Gt Yorkshire Show, Woodcarving Comp 2016 - GOLD award

Annual Open Wood Carving Competition
Winning piece: Bronte Literary Dynasty

Upcoming events

Event: Permanent exhibition - Visitor centre

Dates: Sept. 7, 2017 - June 1, 2030

Venue: Inverewe Garden, Poolewe, Wester Ross, Scotland

3d bust of Inverewe Garden founder, Osgood McKenzie (d.1922)
Relief portrait of Mairi Sawyer who gifted the Garden to NTS in 1952.

Materials: Eucalyptus Coccifera, Davidia Involucrata resp.


 

Biography

Some 20 years ago whilst enhancing the naturally formed shape of a bird-like piece of driftwood, an artist friend very kindly commented that I appeared to have 'an eye for form'. That comment has stayed with me and my eye for form has definitely developed - albeit there is still much to learn. I still occasionally return to animal figures but the bulk of my time these days is dedicated to human portraits and features. Straight lines apart, it's all there in the human body; every line, curve, bump, crease, fold and texture known to science. I still prefer to work in wood which means it's a slow process but there is such an affinity between we humans and trees. Generally we have similar life-spans, we're warm to the touch, we're flawed by splits and distortions and we are all truly unique. I personally choose my portrait subjects or have them chosen for me by commission. Inspiration comes mostly from observation with help from Rodin, Michelangelo and Victorian marble sculptors such as Pietro Magni.
 
 
 
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