Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tommy Thompson painted this oil landscape for submission to a major national exhibition, thus the painting is not for sale at this time. The traditional oil painter found these beautiful horses on a farm near Columbia, TN, while they were enjoying grazing in the sun. To learn more about the particulars of this painting, log onto http://tommythompsonart.com/workszoom/178573
Thompson has always been the kind who wanted to see what was around the next bend and over the next hill. Now he captures on canvas what he finds on his journeys . Today he feels driven to paint with passion depicting one of God's most beautiful creatures--the horse. He rides the roads less traveled looking for the play of light and shadows on quaint old barns and beautiful horses. He hopes that his paintings of these "creatures great and small" and his tranquil pastoral scenes add serenity to the lives of the viewers of his art.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Tommy Thompson's oil paintings are now displayed and sold on Main Street in historic Franklin, TN. The Heirloom Shop at 404 Main Street in Franklin is now representing Tommy Thompson's work. It is truly inspiring to meet someone like the Heirloom's owner, Elaine Thompson, who is so excited about Tommy's artwork. We are not connected by kinship but only by our love of fine original art. Elaine and her associates impressed us with the courteous manner with which they treat their customers. Any serious collector of fine art knows that their original oil paintings will most likely become "heirlooms" to be passed down to the next generation. Hence, our oil paintings have found a very appropriate home in Franklin.
The City of Franklin, founded in 1799, was named after Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, member of the Continental Congress for whom Williamson County was named. The Battle of Franklin during the Civil War was one of the war's bloodiest battles, costing more than 8,000 casualties and turning every home and building in town into a hospital. Today, Franklin is one of the wealthiest cities in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. Franklin is a unique blend of history and progress--having small-town charm and big-city sophistication. Many others have observed the attraction that Franklin possesses; Nissan chose Franklin as the site of its headquarters when it relocated from California.
We are pleased to have Tommy's paintings included in this fine venue. If you are a lover of horses and fine art, be sure to see Tommy Thompson's oil paintings of horses at The Heirloom Shop on your next trip to downtown Franklin, TN.