Kelly F. Thompson
Kelly was born and
raised in Northwest Indiana and attended classes at
the American Academy of Art in Chicago. She began
her art career working as a graphic artist in
Chicago, then relocated to Los Angeles, where she
honed her artistic painting skills as a motion
picture set painter. She has worked on numerous film
and television projects, including Stargate, Friday,
Gridlock’d, Waterworld, Apollo 13, Buffy the Vampire
Slayer, Las Vegas and Mrs. Harris.
In the fall of 2005, Kelly organized the talents of
thirty local artists into Art Now: Dance Now, a
fundraiser to benefit a Los Angeles elementary
school and Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts.
More recently one of her paintings was used on the
television show Starting Over.
She is a lifelong painter and has, for the past five
years, devoted herself full-time to studio painting.
Her art draws on the widely diverse techniques and
styles she has learned over the years, along with
her enthusiasm for artistic experimentation and
exploration. Kelly’s recent work has been a series
of vibrantly colored abstract landscapes inspired by
coastal California and urban Los Angeles and a
series of commissions with an Asian landscape theme.