Matthew Thompson Matthew Thompson is a young artist originally from the Huddersfield area. He has been painting since 2007 and completed his final year at the Manchester School of Art in 2013. Even now, this young artist has established a distinctive style of painting using oil paints as well as mixed media of paints, charcoal and pastels creating a passionate and expressive take on everyday urban life. “His paintings show a strength and confidence beyond his years. His boldness is compelling” – Wendy Levy Exhibitions: 2014 Two-Man Exhibition, AC Gallery, Huddersfield Summer Exhibition, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester 2013 ‘Yorkshire Artist’s 5’ Exhibition, The Leeds Gallery ‘The Art Station’ Exhibition, Huddersfield Train Station Host (Huddersfield Open Studio Trail) weekend Warrington Contemporary Art Festival ‘Salon 2013’, South Square Gallery, Bradford Three-Man Exhibition, Wendy J Levy Gallery, Manchester ‘Cities: All Dimensions’, Tokarska Gallery, North London Mixed Winter Exhibition, Wendy J Levy Gallery, Manchester Mixed Summer Exhibition, Wendy J Levy Gallery, Manchester 2012 ‘Linear Progressions’ Exhibition, Shine, Leeds Mixed Winter Exhibition, Wendy J Levy Gallery, Manchester Mixed Summer Exhibition, Wendy J Levy Gallery, Manchester Huddersfield Art Market ‘New Lights’ Exhibition, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate 2011-12 ‘The Open Exhibition’, Cube Gallery, Manchester ‘Art Market Showcase’ Exhibition, Huddersfield Art Gallery 2011 Mixed Winter Exhibition, Wendy J Levy Gallery, Manchester Mixed Summer Exhibition, Wendy J Levy Gallery, Manchester ‘Flat Cap & Whippet’ Exhibition, West Yorkshire Print Workshop ‘The Naked Sale’, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield 2010 Holmfirth Art Market Manchester Cathedral Café Holmfirth Art Week 2009 Holmfirth Art Market Display for Huddersfield Gem – Civic Society Holmfirth Art Week Holmfirth Art Market 2008 Holmfirth Art Market Longwood Masonic Hall Art Show Matthew Thompson currently has four pieces of work on permanent display at the new Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus. His work is in many private collections in the U.K. and is also collected in the U.S.A.