Estelle Thompson

Estelle Thompson’s works of the late 1980s have been described as existing in ‘a purely painterly space’ midway between representation and abstraction.

“These are pieces which convey a joyousness in their own existence … there are some gestures made to natural phenomena but these chosen objects are lifted and abstracted from their place of belonging and re-installed in the field of pure colour. There is an absolute calm and a quietness which pervades each of the pieces” (Angela McRobbie).