“Groups Series No.2824”

“Groups Series No.2824”

John Thompson. Mixed media. Signed & titled. Image size 51 x 41cms £2,500

“The Darker Side”

“The Darker Side”

John Thompson (1924-2011). Signed mixed media. Image size 19x10cms £600

“Three men and a dog”

“Three men and a dog”

John Thompson. Pen & ink on sample paper. Signed & dated 2001. Image size 23 x 13cms £900

“7.35 am”

“7.35 am”

John Thompson (1924-2011). Signed mixed media. Also signed & titled on backboard. Image size 29x40cms £1,600

“Big and Little”

“Big and Little”

John Thompson (1924-2011). Signed gouache. Image size 29x22cms £750

“Red Group”

“Red Group”

John Thompson (1924-2011). Watercolour on toned paper. Signed & dated '93. Image size 41x28cms £900

Deansgate, Manchester”

Deansgate, Manchester”

John Thompson (1924-2011). Watercolour & coloured pens. Signed & titled. Image size 13x18cms £450

“Birmingham, Corporation Street”

“Birmingham, Corporation Street”

John Thompson. Watercolour, pen & ink. Signed & titled. Dated '87. Image size 37x37cms £950

“Groups Series No.2893”

“Groups Series No.2893”

John Thompson. Mixed media. Signed & titled. Also dated verso 2008. Image size 28 x 31cms £2,250

“Self Portrait No1”

“Self Portrait No1”

John Thompson. Mixed media. Signed & dated April 1979. Image size 33 x 27cms £2,750

“Vase of Tulips”

“Vase of Tulips”

John Thompson. Signed gouache. Image size 51 x 38 cms £900

“The Opening”

“The Opening”

John Thompson. Signed mixed media on toned paper (based on his opening night at Manchester). Image size 20 x 26 cms £850

“Giacometti Figures”

“Giacometti Figures”

John Thompson 'Giacometti Figures' Signed mixed media on toned paper. Image size 51 x 59 cms £1,000

John was born in Salem, Oldham and was a founder member of the Saddleworth Art Group and member of the Oldham Art Society. His early career involved display design and he only became a full time painter in later years.

His first one-man show was held at Salford Art Gallery in 1988. He also exhibited at the Royal Watercolour Society and as his work became more in demand, took part in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the UK. In 2002  three of his Groups Series paintings were purchased for the House of Lords Collection. His work is now represented in private collections all over the world.

John was a very charismatic character and loved to talk about his work. He used a variety of media and was always experimenting with paint combinations and effects. His subjects were many and varied but he became best known for his Groups Series – images of the working man.