Capturing the "essence" of the event or locale in which he paints, W. B. "Bill" Thompson's bold use of color, provocative composition, and sensitivity to the world he sees around him makes his images literally jump off the wall, catching and captivating the viewer's attention.
W. B. "Bill" Thompson was born in the Hudson River Valley of New York in 1966. He attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and graduated in 1988. After graduation Bill was encouraged by William Bristow, a professor in Trinity University's Art Department, to show some of his paintings and drawings to galleries and art collectors. The rave reviews encouraged Bill to devote his life to the passion of art.
Bill's work has been described as "Post Modern" and "Post Impressionist". Artists such as The Fauves, Van Gogh, Degas, Toulouse-Lau Trec and Matisse have influenced his work. Bill paints and draws with mixed media, namely watercolor, oil pastels, acrylics, and oil paint sticks. Although he utilizes diverse media in varying sizes, his work possesses a signature style or attitude that goes beyond a particular media, and which acts as a unifying vehicle. Bill paints a controlled chaos, utilizing abstracting ability, experimentation with diverse materials and especially, full unperturbed use of color.