Andrew L. Thompson, a native of the Houston area, is an accomplished artist whose fine arts career has evolved over forty years. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and received a Graphic Communication Certificate from the Art Institute of Houston. His studies in composition, design, life drawing and abstract art, shaped his present painting style. Thompson's attitude, ideas, and techniques developed over the course of more than thirty years of painting. He acquired skills in a wide variety of media, including watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel. His successful level of achievement, however, is watercolor painting. Art critics claim his vivid exuberant use of color and contemporary design as his strongest artistic attributes. "In music, time is rhythm. In psychology, time involves space and experiences. In art, time is signified by a combination of all these forces. I strive to create expressions of these elements.., visually, excitingly with emotions, yet within the confines of aesthetic value."
Andrew's art images range from realistic to expressionistic paintings - depicting subject matter as Western, African and Caribbean street scenes, women, cowboys, families, and musicians. All reflecting the history and content of African-American influences, with equal authenticity. While Thompson's art is open to various forms of cultural expressions, he feels it is important to emphasize his culture because every person should grow up with a sense of pride in his or her heritage.
Thompson has received numerous art awards, and has exhibited in many "one-man and group shows. He has also appeared on several television specials to discuss and show his works of art. Several of Andrew's paintings were included in an exhibition at the State Capitol of Texas. Afterwards, the collection was shown in various exhibitions throughout Texas . Thompson has private and public collectors nationwide. His professional affiliations include membership with the Houston Watercolor Society and the Art League of Houston .