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Philip Thompson BA (Hons)

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Sculptor Philip Thompson BA (Hons)
Philip Thompson

About Philip Thompson

Graphic Design was Philip Thompson`s chosen career, achieving a HND. During his career in comercial art Phil worked for some very exciting clients such as `Natwest, Midlands, Prudential, Hewlett Packard and RSPCA`. Creative freedom was limited which led Phil to discover his true passion, sculpture. After achieving a BA Hons in sculpture, Phil began to specialize in portraits and abstract sculpture. Philip Thompson enjoys the challenge of creating portraits, capturing an individuals character.His portraits are created in clay then cast in bronze. They are detailed and contain a lifelike quality. His portraits include Sarah Keays an ex-member of parliament. Phil`s abstract work compliments his figurative work, giving him another perspective of manipulating form. His subject matter is varied, ranging from capturing human emotion to depicting the natural matrix created by movement and time. Phil has currently completed two public commissions, situated outside the new Stroud College and the entrance of Loughborough Sports Institute. His chosen media for abtract sculpture include bronze, stainless steel and mild steel. Philip Thompson has been working part time as a profesional sculptor for a few years. During this time he has undertaken several art related employments. Working at Aardman Animations has sharpened his eye for detail and quickened his creative time to meet deadlines. After three years of employment at Pangolin Foundry Phil has become proficient in the art of casting his work to the final stage of being cast in bronze. He has taught in several schools around the south west of Britain and hopes to build upon this area.
Sculptor Philip Thompson BA (Hons)
The Heart of Stroud

Exhibition History of Philip Thompson

`Leaf Maze` Sculpture in the Sanctuary 2009
`Serenity` and `Balance` Gloucester Docks 1998.

Flame of Ambition

Biography / CV of Philip Thompson

Pangolin Edition 2003 - 2006
Winchombe Pottery 2003
Aardman Animation 2000 - 2001.

Leaf Maze

Artist Statement of Philip Thompson

I enjoy creating sculptures, using a visual language to enable the viewer to interpret the world about them in a different way.

Reviews of work by Philip Thompson

Ruscombe Green Jan 07.

Public Works of Philip Thompson

`Flame of Ambition` Loughborough Sports Institute, 2008
`Heart of Stroud` Stroud College, 2007
`Water Fountain` Newark Hospital 1996.

Qualifications / Education of Philip Thompson

1994-1997 BA Hons, Loughborough University of Art Sculpture
1993-1994 Access Course - Fine Art, Stroud Art College
1987-1989 HND, Foundation Gloucester College of Arts and Technology Information Design
1985-1987 OND, Graphic Communication
1984-1985 Foundation, Reprographic Arts.

Teaching Experience

Gloucestershire Arts for Schools
Teaching art to primary school students part-time 2008.

Influences / Inspiration of Philip Thompson

My influences originate from the world around me. I am particularly inspired by the natural matrix of forms created through movement.

Price Range of Work

Philip Thompson's work has a price range from £1,667 to £10,000

Mediums utilised

Philip Thompson's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Philip Thompson's work is found in the following categories on site:
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (3)
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures (2)
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures (2)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (2)
Symmetric Sculptures / Statues / statuettes / statuary (2)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (2)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (2)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Tree Plant Shrub Bonsai sculpture statue statuette
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures
Proud of Pride In Self Confidence sculpture statue statuette
Beautifully Useful Functional Sculpture
Foliage Leaves Carvings Sculpture Statues
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture
Human Figurative Sculptures
Stainless Steel Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess
Objects of desire Sculptures
Horses Heavy / Working Shire, Plough, Dray, Barge, Horses Sculptures Statues statuettes commissions memorials
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
Domestic Animal Sculpture
Wire(Mesh Netting Chicken) Metal Rod or Bar or Tube Sculpture
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures
Horses Abstract / Semi Abstract / Stylised / Contemporary / Modern Statues Sculptures statuettes
Spiral Twisted sculpture / statue / carving
Balancing Sculptures
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Horse Head or Bust or Mask or Portrait sculpture statuettes statue figurines
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