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Artist Pat Thompson


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Biography


 

 
Artists are record keepers of their lives, traces of people and places that weave in and out of their time here. I believe that to be important. My hope is that the portraits and art that I create will be meaningful somehow to someone.
 
Pat received her training at The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The Arts Student's League, New York, Ted Seth Jacobs at L'Ecole Albert Dufois in France and portraiture with Daniel E. Greene in New York. She worked 15 years as an illustrator, 11 at Aladdin Industries painting images for children's licensed lunch boxes, many of which were for Disney. Then as a freelance artist for Dalmatian Press illustrating The Christmas Treasury Books, including; The Velveteen Rabbit, The Night Before Christmas, The Nutcracker and The Newborn King. In addition, Pat created images for Ideals magazine poetry articles.
 
In 2001, Pat and her husband Jody Thompson, also an artist, opened SouthGate Studio, in The Factory at Franklin, a teaching studio that over the years has also become an art community. She teaches weekly classes and workshops in either pastel or oils. Jody and Pat live in Franklin, just outside of Nashville, on 11 acre SouthGate Studio Farm, where they both maintain their art studio’s.
 
• Member of The Portrait Society of America
• Member of the Cecilia Beau Forum
• Member of The Society of Book Writers and Illustrators
• Her work was represented in all exhibitions of The Gallery of Franklin 2001-2003
• Her work was represented by SouthGate Studio & Fine Art 2004-2011
• She was chosen as a finalist in The Top Ten of Tennessee, in 2006, sponsored by The Portrait Society of America
• Nashville Arts Magazine, December 2006, Cover Image, Feature article, SouthGate Studio, with artist husband Jody Thompson
• A selection of her Alla Prima portraits included in Haynes Galleries "ArtNashville 2017" June-September 2017
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