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Darren Thompson
Chicago, IL

Artist's Profile
Darren Thompson produces original oil paintings of urban genre scenes. These original oil paintings range in size from 12 x 16 to 36 x 48. The original oil paintings depict everyday life in the big city. Known as urban genre paintings, these works consist of cityscapes, figurative, beach and transportation scenes. Darren also works full-time as an employee for the Chicago Public Schools teaching students with physical and mental handicaps. EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Fine Arts                                                                                                                                      Savannah College of Art and Design 1989-1991 Savannah, Georgia University of Indianapolis  1986-1988                                                                                    Indianapolis, Indiana  AWARDS AND HONORS Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition 2010 Chicago Artist Coalition Group Show 2008 Society of Illustrators 2001, 2002 Laguna Beach Echoes and Visions 2002 Louisville Art Association 2002 American Visions 2002 Hoosier Salon 2002 ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS Southwest Art Magazine "Artist to Watch 2005 Art of the West 2002 Best of American Oil Painters, Volume 2, 2009 CORPORATE COLLECTIONS Harris Bank Hickory Point Bank