Sharon Thompson


I have been an active professional artist, working as an oil painter of abstract, landscape, still life and garden paintings, since graduating from Queen’s University ( BFA, First Class Honours), in 1983. I moved to Calgary 14 months ago, having lived and worked much of the rest of my life in Kingston, Ontario.

I have exhibited widely in Ontario, and some, in other cities in Canada and also in the USA. My work is in many private and several public collections, in Canada, Germany, the UK and New Zealand, including 5 paintings in the permanent collection of The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston. I have also won some awards and attended 2 residencies.

Here in Calgary, I have become a juried member of the ASA and a board member of the Artpoint Society and Gallery. My deep commitment to my work is expressing the sense and feeling of light and space. This passion comes from a serious personal interest in and exploration of the ‘internal’ dimensions of human experience.

It is therefore a great privilege to be located in Calgary where the space is transcendent and the light is clear and alive, enabling vibrant colour like no other place in Canada. This passion finds its place in the emphasis on expressiveness in the work and its sourcing of the ‘feel’ of the land here in Calgary, rather than the ‘look’.