Dean Russell Thompson

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"Creating art is about seeing and deciding."

My paintings are are an exploration of color, texture and gesture. They are built up from multiple layers of highly textured acrylic and are both planned and spontaneous. Rather than fighting against the fundamental characteristics of the medium, I embrace them, taking advantage of the physical mixing of pigment and transparency to encourage optical mixing. The marks are free and...

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... spontaneous. Each layer, each gesture of the pallet knife brings a new discovery. Their creation is a dialog with the canvas and the physical texture of the surface. A push / pull that is simultaneously planned and accepting.
The resulting complexity invites deep scrutiny.

I am a full time artist and printmaker working in Loveland Colorado.

In addition to my painting I am the principal of Copper Plate Press, an original print edition studio in Loveland, Co.

I became a full time artist in 2004 after a long career as an engineer.
I hold degrees in Art and Engineering.

As part of that former career I have been awarded 5 United States Patents.

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Medium beneath the surface 2018 6067

Beneath the Surface
Paintings: Acrylic
$4150.00

Medium first stirring 2018 6068

First Stirrings
Paintings: Acrylic
$3160.00

 
Medium thermal drafts 2018 5023 7360 x 4912

Thermal Drafts
Paintings: Acrylic
$4150.00

Medium repressed emotions 2018 4999 7360 x 4912

Repressed Emotions
Paintings: Acrylic
$195.00

Medium his thoughts floated away like a feather on the breeze 2018 4970

Feather on the Breeze
Paintings: Acrylic
$390.00

 
Medium he often said the most silly things 2018 4944

Conflicting Ideas
Paintings: Acrylic
$750.00

Medium she knew that it was time to go 2018 4995

Primordial Flow
Paintings: Acrylic
$195.00

Medium he couldn t help wondering where it all was going 2018 4923

Gene Replication
Paintings: Acrylic
$750.00

 
Medium and he slept a dreamless sleep 2018 4990

Dreamless Sleep
Paintings: Acrylic
$195.00

Medium it seemed so real that he felt he could touch it 2018 4997

Incursion
Paintings: Acrylic
$750.00

Medium you never know what tomorrow may bring 2018 4949

Hot and Cold
Paintings: Acrylic
$750.00

 
Medium vitrification 2018 5062 7360 x 4912

Vitrification
Paintings: Acrylic
$1165.00

Medium it was infuriating that it was always all about him 2018 4940

Slow Burn
Paintings: Acrylic
$750.00

Medium slowly everything became clear to her 2018 4971

Emerging Clarity
Paintings: Acrylic
$195.00

 
Medium it was so intense that she had to look away 2018 4921

Intensity
Paintings: Acrylic
$750.00

Medium anticipation of pleasure 2018 5042 4912 x 7360

Anticipation of Pleasure
Paintings: Acrylic
$1165.00