Artist of the month

Lancashire Life - - GOLF LIFE -

With his na­tive Lake Dis­trict land­scape for in­spi­ra­tion, Alan Thomp­son has been a pro­fes­sional artist for al­most 40 years. BAR­BARA WAITE re­ports

Alan Thomp­son has painted his lo­cal land­scape for most of his life and liv­ing and work­ing in the Lakes means he is never short of in­spir­ing sub­ject mat­ter.

‘From the tini­est clump of grasses or prim­rose nes­tled into a mossy bank to huge ex­pan­sive fell top views, the beauty and drama of it all and the com­plex­ity of con­vert­ing it into an oil paint­ing is a joy and a chal­lenge I never tire of,’ he said.

Alan, who at­tended Carlisle Col­lege of Art fol­lowed by a BA at Le­ices­ter Poly­tech­nic, and a schol­ar­ship at the pres­ti­gious Slade School of Fine Art, has been a full-time artist for al­most 40 years.

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