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Matthew Thompson

Medium: Mixed media - Emulsion, acrylic, charcoal, chalk pastel, oil pastels and conte crayons on paper

Size: 50.0cm x 70.0cm (19.75″ x 27.5″)

Signed: Yes

Framed: Yes


Artist’s Statement

The majority of my work is based on everyday moments. This is no different and is worked from a photograph taken on a train journey north to Glasgow. The giant Unilever Factory looms over the modest platform of Warrington Bank Quay. Now closed, the factory made Persil & Surf washing powder. This early piece is very expressive and heavily focused on mark making, and the overall palette gives a real sense of the industrial subject.

View from Warrington Bank Quay by 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.