Fall 2014, Volume 17

Art by Kate Thompson

For Alternate Non-Flash Gallery

Image information:
Astronauts (2013) – marker on paper, 22 1/4" x 30"
Chefs (2013) – watercolor, marker, pen on paper, 23 1/2" x 31"
Friends (2011) – marker on paper, 22 1/4" x 20"
Skeletons dancing with people – (2012) 16" x 22"
Untitled (2012) – sharpie on paper, 22 x 30"
Untitled (2014) – watercolor, ink and marker on paper, 22 1/4" x 30"
Victor and his businessmen (2014) – marker and watercolor on paper, 22 1/4" x 30"

About the Artist:
Kate Thompson (b. 1989) conveys elaborate narratives and creates intriguing scenes of daily life through her distinctive line drawings. “I like to tell stories . . . I like to draw things where people are doing things, people on bikes, on buses,” she explains. These people sometimes emphasize individualized characteristics, like distinctive hairdos and ornate fashions, and sometimes they are more indistinguishable, conveying a more collective populace.

Since she joined Creativity Explored in 2011, Thompson has continued to develop her already distinctive comic book-like drawings, integrating simple color pallets and, most recently, applying watercolor and acrylic paints to highlight details and apply washes of color that unite the composition.

Thompson was selected to exhibit in Pro Arts’ 2012 annual exhibition of emerging artists, Bay Area Currents and her work, Salsa Dancers, was featured on a CB2 pillow released in Fall 2013.

Creativity Explored is a nonprofit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit and sell art.