Behind The Lens...

Jack Thompson is an 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.

As portraitist first and foremost, exploring the space in which interaction, dialogue and exchange takes place between one another, our environment and our past, is primarily the inspiration and intentionality behind Jacks work. He takes simplicity of approach to this 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, Theatre, Music, Landscape, Figurative and Fine Art, there is a common thread of timelessness, tenderness, poetry and humanity within his work, exploring the landscape of nostalgia, love, loneliness, memory, romanticism, tragedy, transcendence and beauty of the human condition.


2016-2019: 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 the creation of, and rehearsals for two of Clonter’s opera productions (La bohème, 2018. Le nozze di Figaro, 2019), along with numerous other rehearsals and concerts throughout his three year residency;

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);

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022: ‘Jack Thompson Art’ Gallery, Website & Online Shop established;

2023: Winner of the Waterford News & Star’s Green Room ‘Best Exhibition’ Award for the ‘Tramore Art’ 2022 Group/Joint Exhibition.  

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