For the last several decades the advances in polymer science have had a dynamic effect on art material. The advent of current acrylic paint and especially the acrylic mediums have opened many new avenues for individual expression.
I have always been fascinated by the intensity of colors and the representation of light and shadow in my work. Now, the new acrylic mediums have allowed me to introduce another dimension to the paintings – texture and relief surface work.
Tommy Thompson has been painting since 1965. He has taught numerous classes and workshops in the greater Columbia metropolitan area since 1989.
For the past 10 years, in addition to his watercolor landscapes, he has been concentrating on large, contemporary artwork on board and canvas.
Both his watercolor and acrylic paintings are included in private, corporate and South Carolina State Government collections.
His most recent one-person shows were at the Chapin Town Hall in Chapin, South Carolina in 2020, the Art Center in Aiken, South Carolina in 2017 and "City Art Gallery" in Columbia, South Carolina in 2016.
He earned signature status of the South Carolina Watercolor Society and is an active member of several Columbia area and state art associations. He has been awarded signature status as a Nautilus Fellowship member in the International Society of Experimental Artists.
His work can be viewed at his studio ( in Chapin ) or Palmetto Fine Arts of Chapin, South Carolina.