Portal into Expressive Nature


Mystical Moon

oil on canvas, 16″x16″, 2016


Sentient Nature

Nesting in Mind

oil on canvas, 24″x24″, 2015

Art reveals the possibility of seeing with the eyes of nature and feeling with natures heart.

Ceramic Tiles Waiting to Dry

I am in production mode with handmade ceramic tiles. The tiles are drying very slowly, to avoid warping. I carved my design into a block and pressed the clay into the design. Many of the tiles are additionally hand worked. I am planning to glaze them with some variety. This is my first real […]

Luminousity in Porcelain

Happy New Year and welcome to my Thompson Art Studio blog and website.


In all the years I have worked with clay, this is my first attempt to work in Porcelain. There is a interesting mythical quality working with this clay that is very different than the other clay bodies I have worked. […]

Lunar Sea

Lunar Sea, oil on canvas, 16″x20″. This is one of my earlier moon paintings. The reflection on the water suggests the shape of the bowls that appear in later paintings. I am excited about this because it just showed up out of my subconscious thinking. When I look out at the view of the […]

Portal into the Root of the Soul

Portal into the Root of the Soul, oil on canvas, 36″x36″, 2012.

My journey into the Amazon Rainforest a decade ago still informs my art. This is a painting of the Shuar goddess Nunqui. She is opening a portal into the earth and into the soul.

She is holding a bowl of Chicha, a […]

Full Moon Bowl

This bowl came out of the latest glaze firing. I am calling it Full Moon Bowl.

I am continuing to work on this series. I have a few more bowls to glaze before I carve any new ones. The bowls are formed by slumping a clay slab over a plaster mold. Once I get […]

New Moon Bowl

I am continuing to work on bowls and moons. Some days I am painting in oil on canvas and other days I am carving in clay. I’ve made about a dozen ceramic bowls so far. This one is “New Moon Bowl”. It is upside down in this photo, so you can see the carving.


Mystical Yellow Bird spotted at Museum Auction

The Plain Rachachacha Walking on Water sold in an auction at The Museum Of Northwest Art in LaConner, WA over the weekend. The watercolor painting showing the mystical yellow bird was inspired by the Plain Chachalaca from the jungle in Tikal, Guatemala. The Plain Rachachacha, like its cousin in the jungle, lives near the […]

Visualizing Interconnected Nature

This little watercolor painting, “Inner Nest of the Violet Greens” is an example of an overarching theme in my art. Birds, branches and leaves are flowing into each other. Even the sky takes on the shape of the birds. Everything is interconnected.

However abstract my paintings look, it is my way of expressing how […]