Estelle Thompson was born in the United Kingdom in 1960 and studied at Sheffield Hallam University and The Royal College of Art in London. Thompson is one of Britain’s most highly regarded contemporary abstract artists. Her work encompasses painting, printing and collage. Estelle’s forms and evocation of pictorial space have continuously evolved to explore new ways in which the viewer can interact with non-representational art by focusing on colour relationships and the possibilities of abstraction.
An important aspect of Thompson’s practice includes major commissions for public buildings, such as South Bristol Community Hospital and Milton Keynes Theatre where she installed colour and light to enhance both the function of the built environment and the emotional human response to it.
She has an extensive international exhibition profile and works can be found in many public collections including The New York Public Library, Arts Council England, Government Art Collection, British Council, UK and The British Museum, as well as Corporate and private collections. She lives and works in London and Barbados.
She is currently Head of Graduate Painting at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London.