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Matthew Thompson

Matthew Thompson is a young artist originally from the Huddersfield area of Yorkshire. Matthew Thompson has been painting since 2007 and completed his final year at the Manchester School of Art in 2013. 

Even now, this young artist has established a distinctive style of painting using oil paints as well as mixed media of paints, charcoal and pastels creating a passionate and expressive take on everyday urban life.


“I am a visual artist based in Manchester. I am mainly interested in the urban environment, in particular the North of England, though I don't limit myself solely to this subject. I paint my experience honestly and unpretentiously, sometimes taking a romantic view of city life and at others portraying the melancholy and isolation of the city, or documenting the everchanging skyline.”


Education, Awards and notable Exhibitions


Manchester School of Art, BA Hons Fine Art Painting, '08-'12
Finalist "New Lights" Prize, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate, Sept '12,
Outstanding Artist Award Holmfirth Art Market, judged by Ashley Jackson, November '12
"The Art of Protest" Exhibition, Peoples' History Museum Manchester, June '13
Solo Exhibition, Wendy Levy Art, August '15
Finalist, "Haworth Prize", Mall Galleries London, '16
"Manchester Rambler", solo exhibition, Crown & Kettle, Manchester, March '17
"Marking My Travels" solo exhibition, Contemporary Six Gallery, June-July '18
"Manchester Open Exhibition", HOME Cinema and Centre for International Contemporary Art, Jan '20
"Burns Night Exhibition" Scotland Art, January '20
"Tyne Travels" Solo Exhibition, Hexham, Northumberland. Feb '20
"10" Mixed 10 year anniversary exhibition, Contemporary Six Gallery, Nov '20