|The Holiday, 2007, oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches, $5800|
Sometimes the artwork inspires everything else in the room. Terry Thompson’s paintings of retro signs are a case in point.
|The Grand Lake, 2009, oil on canvas, 30 x 60 inches, $5400|
What Terry says about his paintings:
For many years my paintings focused primarily on old signage that had somehow avoided the wrecking ball - signs that had lived. I see these signs as historically and emotionally charged metaphors for standing the test of time. In these sign paintings, I strive to reveal the hidden beauty in the mundane and banal.
I try to find the beauty in the often overlooked.