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Andrew L.Thompson

Andrew L. Thompson, a native of the Houston area, is an accomplished artist whose fine arts career has evolved over forty years. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and received a Graphic Communication Certificate from the Art Institute of Houston. His studies in composition, design, life drawing and abstract art, shaped his present painting style. Thompson's attitude, ideas, and techniques developed over the course of more than thirty years of painting. He acquired skills in a wide variety of media, including watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel. His successful level of achievement, however, is watercolor painting. Art critics claim his vivid exuberant use of color and contemporary design as his strongest artistic attributes. "In music, time is rhythm. In psychology, time involves space and experiences. In art, time is signified by a combination of all these forces. I strive to create expressions of these elements.., visually, excitingly with emotions, yet within the confines of aesthetic value."

Andrew's art images range from realistic to expressionistic paintings - depicting subject matter as Western, African and Caribbean street scenes, women, cowboys, families, and musicians. All reflecting the history and content of African-American influences, with equal authenticity. While Thompson's art is open to various forms of cultural expressions, he feels it is important to emphasize his culture because every person should grow up with a sense of pride in his or her heritage.

Thompson has received numerous art awards, and has exhibited in many "one-man and group shows. He has also appeared on several television specials to discuss and show his works of art. Several of Andrew's paintings were included in an exhibition at the State Capitol of Texas. Afterwards, the collection was shown in various exhibitions throughout Texas . Thompson has private and public collectors nationwide. His professional affiliations include membership with the Houston Watercolor Society and the Art League of Houston .

Group Exhibitions

Afro-American Art International, Southern Furniture Market, High Point, NC
ArtFest, Dallas, TX
A Visual Dialogue: Driven to Abstraction, Alvin Roy Exhibit and Fundraiser, Houston, TX
Barnes Blackman Gallery, Houston, TX
Bayou City Art Festival, Houston, TX
Black Heritage Gallery, Houston, TX
Fox Hills Black Art Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Harvest Gallery, Wichita Fall, TX
Houston International Festival, Houston, TX
I Remember "Images of the Civil Rights Movement,"
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and
Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX
National Black Fine Art Show, New York, NY
National Black Art Festival, Atlanta, GA
Other History of Brazoria County, Brazosport Art Museum,
Lake Jackson, TX
Philadelphia Art Expo, Philadelphia, PA
Pyramid Atlantic Sixth Book Art Fair, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Regional Black Artist Exhibit, State Capitol, Austin, TX
Southwest Black Art Exhibition, Museum of African American
Life and Culture, Juried by John T. Biggers, Dallas, TX
Student Center Gallery, Texas Christian University, Ft Worth, TX
Texas Art Classic, Ft Worth, TX
The African Diaspora Works for the Paul R Jones Collection,
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, ALA
Upstairs Gallery "5x5 Show," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Juried by Peter Marzio, Director

Art Commissions

COMPAC Computer-Illustration for Black Engineers
Silver Burdette Gin Publisher-Illustration for "Then and Now” Book

Gallery Representation

Black Heritage Gallery, Houston , TX
Just Lookin Gallery, Hagerstown , MD

 Private Collectors

Allison Leland, widow of Congressman Mickey Leland, Houston , Texas .
Clarice Tinsley, KDFW/TV, Dallas, Texas
Dr. Glenda Coleman, Houston, Texas
Ingrid Saunders Jones, Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Georgia
Olympian Carl Lewis, Los Angeles, California
Paul Jones, Atlanta, Georgia
The Pehl Collection, A Collection of Modern Fine Arts Featuring the Works of Women and Minorities, Eldersburg, Maryland
Victor Williams, King of Queens TV Show, Los Angeles, California


Houston International Festival. "Best of Show. Houston . TX
Brazosport Art Museum , "Best of Show. Award, Lake Jackson . TX
Southwest Black Art Exhibition, " First Place Award, Dallas . TX


B.F.A., University of Texas Arlington
Texas Graphic Communication Diploma, Art Institute of Houston

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