Monte Thompson

Originally from Arizona, Monte Thompson discovered Fine Art in his youth through images of Michelangelo’s sculpture. A self-taught sculptor and draughtsman, he traveled across the United States seeking out the great works in numerous collections on the East Coast. In the presence of these majestic paintings, his passion for oil painting was ignited.

In 2017, a lifelong dream was realized as Monte journeyed to Rome and Florence, Italy.  Here, in the presence of Michelangelo’s work, his understanding of beauty deepened and he embraced the Italian idea of “la bella figura”.  He was forever altered.

From his studio in Colorado, Monte works in the painting tradition of Caravaggio where he creates a harmony between chiaroscuro and modern concepts.  Through these concepts, he reinforces the intelligence that underlies all human endeavors.  With a bold and impassioned style, he creates the feeling of order and devotes himself to the greatest beauty in life.

 

RESUME

Exhibitions

2017

2017 Western Regional Exhibition, Oil Painters of America, Illume Gallery of Fine Art, Saint George, UT

2014

First Annual International Juried Artists Guild Exhibition, The Artists Guild, Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale, AZ

2013

2013 Juried Salon Show, Oil Painters of America, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI

2012

57th Annual Art Show, Oklahoma Art Guild, Oklahoma City, OK

2011

19th Annual Associate Artist Exhibition, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT
Joint Exhibition with Kelli Folsom, Sophia, Bulgaria
Joint Exhibition with Kelli Folsom, Smolyan, Bulgaria

2010

Deck the Walls!, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT
Holiday Fine Art & Gift Salon, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT

Awards

2011     Artist in Residence (Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria), Griffis Foundation, New London, CT

 

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Monte, I would like to talk to you about present/demoing at Alpha Rho Tau Civic Art Assn in Tulsa sometime in 2017.

  2. Hello Monte,

    RE: Sedona Art Prize Painting Competition

    I am writing to see if you would be interested in entering The Sedona Art Prize, an ONLINE international painting competition sponsored by the Sedona Arts Center and Gateway To Sedona. It is found at http://www.SedonaArtPrize.com. Top prize is $5000.00 cash plus option for a Sedona solo exhibit and two-week Sedona residency. Last year’s winners included George Bodine ($5000.00), Ned Mueller ($1000.00), Jason Sacran ($1000.00), among others. Please let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to share this opportunity with other artists you know. Thanks for your attention.

    Victoria Oldham

    info@sedonaartprize.com

  3. What is the best book on Sargent’s
    Work to have in your library?

    • That’s a great question. Any book on Sargent is a worthy addition. I love the books by Richard Ormond, he is Sargent’s grand-nephew and has done wonderful work.

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