Things I Have Seen
Artist - David Thompson
After moving on from my previous subject matter of cityscapes, with their angular lines and flat geometric shapes, I found myself drawn to nature's organic and fluid forms. I've explored subject matter from the random nature of fallen leaves and twigs to the swaying forms of marsh grass and trees. My vision has been to present these ubiquitous scenes in a new and personal way through uncommon perspectives. I hope to direct the viewer's eye to things they may overlook in their everyday lives. My most recent work is what I refer to as a visual journal, recording my daily life in pictures. My style has evolved as I experiment with different approaches depending on how I feel about a particular subject. If you look at past and current work, hopefully it reflects and unfinished journey through life. Whether inspired by Maryland's Eastern Shore or my own back yard. I found myself coming full circle to memories of my childhood spent exploring the streams and woods of Prince George's County and hope to evoke similar memories in the viewer.
David Thompson was born February 4th, 1956 in Takoma Park, Maryland, the seventh of eight children. Both his maternal grandmother and mother were artists. Exposed to art from the very beginning, David knew at a very early age what he wanted to do with his life. While largely self-taught he attended classes at the Maryland School of Art and Design in Silver Spring, Md. and several schools in California. However, it wasn't until taking color theory classes in Annapolis in 1986 that he found the direction that he needed. "I want primarily to use color and composition to offer a personal vision of everyday life. I find a beauty and spirit in even the most mundane and everyday objects." David currently lives in Baltimore where he finds most of his inspiration.