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.
Accompanying images on consideringart.com
All images are © Mark Thompson
Music: Ibiza by MBB | https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial
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.
Thanks Andy, I agree he was very thoughtful. It was a very interesting interview to do and deserves a wide audience. Thank you for listening.