Statement of artistic intent:
Living and working in Delaware, I create abstract images using a variety of mediums including acrylic and oil paints, pastels, charcoal, inks, collage and assemblage. My images explore the surrounding world and the juxtapositions of man and nature. Through my art, I attempt to examine the relationship that humanity has with the environments they live in.
As an environmentalist, I have always wanted my work to convey a sense of environmental activism. Many of my images deal with environmental issues that are either overt or hidden. Past issues that have been explored in my work have included such topics as groundwater contamination, sea level rise and even litter polluting our most scenic and natural areas.
My recent works are reflections on the current state of environmentalism and the impacts of environmental skepticism. In society’s current state of affairs, it seems protection of our environment has become subservient to exploitation and economic profit. I feel strongly that humanity must return to a more proactive approach to mitigating the effects of overpopulation, energy production and unchecked consumerism.
Ultimately, I want my work to engage people and encourage them to contemplate humanity’s environmental impact. “The world is changing, is it our fault, can we stop it, do we want to stop it, do we even have the choice?” - GW Thompson
It’s not surprising that the sea, the land and the horizon play paramount roles in his paintings.
- Gail Obenreder, Write-up for the DDOA Fellowship Grant Award
Thompson recognizes the world is changing, in many ways through human behavior. Through his art, he hopes to engage audiences and encourage them to contemplate our own impact on the environment.
- Ellen Driscoll, Saltwater Portrait, Cape Gazette
2019 recipient of DDOA Emerging Artist Fellowship Grant.
June - July 2019 - Vicissitudes - Ventures Gallery, RAL.
2016 - present -Teller Wines – Lewes, DE
April 2007 - Public Library – Community Room – Vail, CO.
March 2004 - Public Library – Community Room – Vail, CO.
March 2003 - Public Library – Community Room – Vail, CO.
June - October 2019 - DDOA 2019 Fellowship Grant Award Winners Traveling Show.
Feb. 2019 - RAL, Small Works, – A Members’ Showcase.
Aug. 2018 - RAL, Members' Fine Art Show.
July 2018 - Peninsula Gallery, Use Your Imagination.
Feb. 2018 - RAL, Small Works, Big (He)Art – A Members’ Showcase.
Dec. 2017 - Talleyville Frame Shoppe & Gallery, Fourth Annual Big Little Art Show.
Aug. 2017 - RAL, Members' Fine Art Show.
Aug. 2017 - RAL, Juried Members' Showcase, "Environmental Impact."
Dec. 2016 - Talleyville Frame Shoppe & Gallery, Third Annual Big Little Art Show.
Oct./Nov. 2016 - RAL, Members’ Showcase Exhibition, "In the Abstract" spotlight artist.
Sept./Oct. 2016 - RAL, 7th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition.
Aug 2016 - RAL, Members' Fine Art Show.
Summer 2016 - RAL, "Domestic Landscapes."
Feb. 2018 - Rehoboth Writer’s Guild - Art in the AM.
Oct. 2016 - Rehoboth Writer’s Guild - Art in the AM.
Aug. 2016 - Rehoboth Art League - Free Writers Group.
Sept. 2005 - ArtbyGW.com
Feb. 2005 - Art’s Bar Vail, Co - Mural
2018 - Present - Rehoboth Art League - Board of Trustees Member - Rehoboth Art League
2017 - Present - Delaware By Hand - Member Artist