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Featured Artist: Mark Thompson

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022 The Oxford Hotel

Mark Thompson – Egg Tempera painting

A native of Colorado, Mark Thompson received his B.A degree in Commercial Art from Colorado State University. After working briefly as a commercial illustrator in Chicago, he returned to Colorado. He taught art for ten years and completed coursework toward an M.A. in drawing and painting at the University of Northern Colorado. He turned to his art full-time in 1981, working in the media of egg tempera and etching. Mark has received numerous awards from exhibitions over the years, including the American Artist's Professional League (NY), the Knickerbocker Artist's (NY), the Salmagundi Club (NY) the Allied Artist's of America (NY), and the Colorado Governor's Invitational. Mark also teaches a class in egg tempera painting at the Art Students League of Denver. Mark is a member of both the International Guild of Realism and the Society of Tempera Painters.

Thompson is one of a handful of artists in the United States who has revived the Renaissance art of egg tempera painting. He is a member of the International Guild of Realism and was recently featured in the traveling exhibit ''The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century