Considering Art Podcast – Mark Thompson, painter

In this episode, this internationally acclaimed British painter talks about his recent peripatetic life, why he favours painting bleak and barren landscapes, how his works are derived and evolved from personal memories and how his needing to make sense of the world through his work is a lonely but satisfying process.

Mark Thompson talking with Bob Chaundy

Accompanying images on

In Gratitude (for Aki Kosemura)
For Rivers to Run through the Wood and Concrete of Floors
We Move Lightly
Time Weighs in the Heart

All images are © Mark Thompson

Music: Ibiza by MBB |

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  1. Thanks so much for that, Bob. I really enjoyed the discussion, which was extremely deep. Mark’s paintings remind me very much of those of Turner and also of the German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. I have to say that they are a perfect accompaniment to Arctic Dreams, the book by Barry Lopez which Mark mentioned. Thanks again.


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