Artist of the month
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.