About Jack Thompson


Jack Thompson is a UK born Award-Winning Photographer, Painter and Mixed Media Artist. As a relatively late-comer to professional art practice, Jack’s work soon found its place in various private collections around the world, and is celebrated for its profound and poetic beauty and timeless painterly style.

Jack greatly values the significant importance and positive effect that The Arts can deliver, whether it be for individuals, communities and society, our sense of self and identity, our connections and meaning with life – past, present and future, and with those around us. 

With a strong humanitarian and holistic approach, his passion for nurturing and enabling independence and growth in others has seen him working with various groups of people, organisations and charities over the years – across Health, Social Care, Charity, Education, Music, Performing and Visual Arts. As a passionate patron of The Arts, Jack has also used his artworks to help raise much needed funds and awareness for a number of Charities and Not-for-Profit Charitable Organisations across the Arts, Health and Social Sectors over the years. It is his aim in time to form an Arts Foundation Charity to support and create opportunities for less and disadvantaged members of society to pursue their artistic endeavours and dreams when they may not have otherwise been able to do so. 

As portraitist and documentarist first and foremost, exploring the space in which interaction, dialogue and exchange takes place, and the relation and interplay between one another, our environment and our past, present and future, is the primary inspiration and intentionality behind Jacks work. He takes simplicity of approach to his art practice – responding to, capturing and re-presenting something of the essence of an experience; what is seen and felt with honesty and sincerity.

Equally at home in Contemporary image making, Social Documentary, Portraiture, Theatre, Music, Landscape, Figurative and Fine Art, there is a common thread of timelessness, tenderness, poetry and humanity within and throughout his work, primarily exploring the landscape of nostalgia, love, identity, loneliness, memory, romanticism, tragedy, transcendence and beauty of the human condition. 

2016-2019: Jack took up a Photographer-in-Residence post at Clonter (Opera Theatre), UK, during which he photographed, amongst others, internationally celebrated musicians such The James Pearson Trio (also known as The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars), and some of world’s finest emerging opera stars. In addition, he also documented behind the scenes in the creation of, and rehearsals for two of Clonter’s opera productions (Le nozze di Figaro, 2017; La bohème, 2018), along with numerous other rehearsals and concerts throughout his three year residency. The Residency culminated in a large solo exhibition held for two years at Clonter’s Clonterbrook Gallery, and self-published hardback book entitled ‘A Year In The Life of Clonter’.

2017: Solo Show – ‘Light & Sound’ (Chester Art Centre, Gallery, UK);

2018-2020: Solo Show – ’A Year In The Life Of Clonter’ (Clonterbrook Gallery, Clonter Opera Theatre, UK);

2018: Self-published (in collaboration with Clonter) – ‘A Year In The Life of Clonter’ hardback book;

2018: A collection of Jack Thompson’s Clonter images displayed at The Lansdowne Club, London, UK, in conjunction with Clonter’s Annual ‘Opera Showcase’;

2019: Gallery representation established with [what was formerly] Chester Art Centre, UK;

2019: Documented the making of ‘Vice’ by ‘The King’s Pistol’ at Foel Studios – a residential recording studio, Wales, UK; 

2020- A large body of Jack’s Clonter pieces on permanent display at Clonter’s main theatre premises;

2021: Solo Show – ‘Art in The Windows’ initiative during Covid-19 Lockdown (The Pier Café, Tramore, Ireland);

2021: Joint Show with ‘SEA Art Group’, Tramore, Ireland;

2022: Shown in ‘The Secret Garden’ Exhibition, The Berkeley Gallery, Thomastown, Ireland;

2022: Group/Joint Exhibition – ‘Tramore Art’, Coastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore, Ireland;

2022: ‘Jack Thompson Art’ gallery, website & online shop established;

2023: Winner [as a group] of the Waterford News & Star’s Green Room ‘Best Exhibition’ Award for the ‘Tramore Art’ 2022 Group/Joint Exhibition, Ireland;

2023: ‘The Kilkenny Art Gallery’ now stocking Jack Thompson Art;

2023: Shown at ‘Art at The Mill’ Exhibition, The Berkeley Gallery, Thomastown, Ireland.

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