Thompson is a professor in the Studio Arts Department at Daytona Beach
Community College, where she teaches painting. In her own words, Trish
describes her work. "I love paint, the surface, the brush mark,
the layering of color and texture. I also love the physical work of
painting - priming, scraping, sanding, burnishing and using a variety
of tools, and the elements of exploration and discovery that occur as
the process unfolds. Because the process is important to me, I leave
marks to serve as a reminder of the work and the tool, and as evidence
of the interaction that took place between idea, paint and painter.
Although themes in this work loosely reflect common human concerns with
the natural world and the constant nature of change, the subject matter
continues to be the paint itself."
In the last ten years Trish has had solo exhibitions at museums and
art centers including The Polk Museum of Art, Harris House of Atlantic
Center for the Arts, the Ormond Museum of Art, The DeLand Museum of
Art, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, The Pensacola Museum of Art and
Arts on Douglas Gallery in New Smyrna Beach. In September 2004 her solo
exhibition, "Trish Thompson: New Directions," opened at the
Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach.
Selected recent group shows include the Florida National at the Appleton
Museum in Ocala and the Florida State University Museum of Art in Tallahassee,
The Florida Artists Group at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, and "Coast
to Coast, Florida's Landscape Heritage," which originated at The
Museum of Arts and Sciences and toured five art centers and museums
in Florida. Currently she is among twelve contemporary women artists
selected for "Florida Art, Florida Women: Selections from the Contemporary
Florida Art Collection," at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in
Her work is held in many public and corporate collections in the southeast
including The Windsor Over Peachtree and Invesco Corporations in Atlanta,
the Huntington Bank Corporate Collection, Orlando, the Bert Fish Medical
Center Corporate Collection, and the Museum of Arts and Sciences permanent
collection. Public collections also include the Daytona Beach International
Airport, the Volusia County Courthouse Collection, and the New Orleans
Museum of Art. Her work can be seen locally at Arts on Douglas Gallery
in New Smyrna Beach, Gibran Gallery in DeLand, and at Allyn Gallup Contemporary
Art in Sarasota.
Recently Thompson's work was selected and given by the Governor of
Florida to the Governor of Wakayama Province, Japan, for inclusion in
the Governor's personal collection. Her work can be seen in other private
collections in London, England; Medellin, Colombia; New York, New York;
and in the southeast United States. In November 2005 she will be the
Featured Artist at the DeLand Fall Festival.
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