Carmen Thompson, abstract artist inspired by her personal experiences gather from natural and urban environment.
As Carmen explains… “Using primarily oil and acrylic on canvas, my work reflects my desire to explore the materiality of paint as well as evoke the attitude of the varied landscapes I am influenced by. I convey my interpretations through abstraction using bold colours, multiple layers, and contrasting edges”.
In 2015, Carmen graduated from the Vancouver Community College earning a diploma in Jewelry Art and Design. She then apprenticed with Vancouver jewelry designer Benne Rubin and studied under master jeweller Darius Bebel. In 2017, Carmen graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art (Interdisciplinary) from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
Her work has been exhibited at Nadine’s Gallery, Vernon BC – Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS – Craft Council of BC, Vancouver BC –
Awards: Studio 21 Fine Art Scholarship, 2017 – SUNCAD Bursary, NSCAD, 2016 – FUNSCAD Endowment Scholarship, NSCAD, 2016 – Technical Achievement Award Scholarship, VCC, 2014.
Carmen lives in Vernon BC.