Meera Thompson

Meera Thompson

  • uncertainty

    "A Certain Uncertainty", Gouache and Watercolor on handmade cotton paper, 2015, Triptych of Three 14-inch by 10-inch rectangles in a single frame.

  • forcasts

    "Forswearing Forecasts", Watercolor on handmade cotton paper, 2015 Triptych of Three 14-inch squares in a single frame

  • ode

    "Ode", Gouache, Watercolor and Ink on handmade cotton paper, 2015,14-inch square

  • looking

    "Looking Back", Gouache, Watercolor and Ink on handmade cotton paper, 2014, Three 22-inch squares framed individually

  • schiz

    "Scherzo", Gouache and Ink on Vintage Fabriano paper, 2015, 30 inches by 22 inches

  • impromptu

    "Impromptu", Gouache, Watercolor and Ink on handmade cotton paper, 2015, 24 inches by 18 inches

  • trumpet

    "The Trumpet Shall Sound", Gouache on handmade cotton paper, 2014, 30 inches by 22 inches

  • document

    "Doucement et Tranquillement", Gouche, Watercolor and Ink on handmade cotton paper, 2014, Two 30-inch by 22-inch rectangles framed individually

  • another

    "Gathering", Gouache on handmade cotton paper, 2014, 30 inches by 22 inches

Meera Thompson

Although Meera Thompson was trained as a figurative painter, her paintings have become increasingly abstract, especially the landscapes and seascapes, which she characterizes as “near abstractions of distant places.” She explains,

“They represent a journey into imagination—one that explores the way memories and associations color a sense of place. When we search our memories for certain views, what we see is their gradual unfolding and their cumulative effects on us—their places in our own histories. My work plumbs that experience. The triptychs, in particular, examine the way painting intensifies recollection, fusing then with now, and merging here with there.”

Because the intensity of the color, the fluidity of the medium, and the texture of the ground all play essential roles in her images, she combines gouache, ink and watercolor on heavy handmade cotton papers.

Meera Thompson graduated from Vassar College and received an M.F.A. from Boston University. She teaches drawing and painting at the School of Professional Studies at New York University.

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