Jade Thompson

Journey Artist

Jade Thompson’s work is heavily influenced by his travels. In 2002, Jade first began travelling the world. He based himself in Glasgow, Scotland, and visited Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Once again in 2007, Jade based himself in London and visited Europe, USA, India, Africa and South East Asia. Jade has also spent time Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Jade likes to use many types of materials such as acrylics, ink, oil and dry pastels, gouache, house paint, charcoal and sometimes collage. He builds his work in layers which give the work depth and in parts shows the complete journey of the painting. Jade is curious about how the eye views an image, how it focuses on a small detail and then makes up the missing information. This is reflected in Jade’s paintings, where his paintings are detailed in parts and unfinished in others. ‘When I create my artworks, I try to let go and create with freedom and honesty, not worrying about mistakes and the end declares itself. All my works are journeys within themselves. In my artwork I try capture an element of mood or feeling about the person or place I am painting. All my works contain a story.’

Jade Thompson has sold artwork all around the world and has a private collection in New York. He is a practicing artist who has had recent solo exhibitions in Melbourne and past exhibitions in the UK. He has also completed public commissions for Melbourne City and been awarded as a finalist in renowned art prizes over the years. 

EDUCATION
Graduate Diploma in Education (Visual Arts), University of Melbourne 2006
Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of Ballarat 1997-2000

CAREER
Art Teacher, Mount Ridley College 2014 - Current
Specialist Art Teacher, Northern School for Autism 2010-2013
Art Teacher, Feltham Community College, London UK 2007-2009

AWARDS
Finalist, Camberwell Art Show, Melbourne 2017
Finalist, ‘Just Going for a Walk’, 69 Smith St Gallery 2016
Finalist, Art in the Hills, Sydney 2016
Finalist, ANL Mission to Seafarers Art Prize, Melbourne 2014
Finalist, Darebin Art Prize, Melbourne 2013
Finalist ‘Self Portrait Exhibition’, Artholes Art Gallery, Melbourne 2005
Youth Art Award,  City of Boroondara 2001

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
‘Mostly New Paintings’ (Solo Show), 69 Smith St Gallery 2015
Journeys (Solo Show), 69 Smith St Gallery 2013
Solo Exhibition ‘Go Figure’, The Empress, Melbourne 2001

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
Commissioned painting for Camberwell Town Hall, Melbourne 2001

OTHER EXHIBITIONS
Two’s Company’, (exhibition). Botanic Gardens, Glasgow 2003
‘Combined Exhibition’, Mask Cottage, East Garston – England 2002

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Travelled to Nepal, India, Sri Lanka 2011
Travelled to Europe, USA, India, Africa, South East Asia 2007-2009
Travelled Europe, Africa and Carribean 2002-2004

Available Works

See below for a list of available works by Jade Thompson.

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Unframed Works
Amesterdam
  • 120 x 90 cm | Mixed Media on board
$1800
Jodpur India
  • 160 x 100 cm | Mixed Media on board
$2200
Montmartre Walk
  • 120 x 90 cm | Mixed Media on board
$1800
Opening Ceremony (Pamplona)
  • 90 x 75 cm | Mixed Media on board
$1800
Study of Bull Run (Pamplona)
  • 100 x 90 cm | Mixed Media on board
$1800
The Bull Run (Pamplona)
  • 120 x 90 cm | Mixed Media on board
$1800
View from Pompidou (Paris)
  • 120 x 90 cm | Mixed Media on canvas
$1200
Berrymead Gardens (London)
  • 130 x 175 cm | Mixed Media on canvas
$1200

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