Damian was actually born in Toowoomba and spent his childhood in Surat before moving to Ipswich.
On the 12th of October 2000 Queensland Arts Council held a Celebrity Art Auction as a fundraiser which was hosted Jeannie Little .
Then current CEO of QAC thought Crimson Poppies looked so fantastic, when it was displayed for the auction, in the reception area at QAC, with its blue walls and red leather furniture that he purchased it for my his collection. It was left it on public display, for 15 years, where it was much admired and helped to promote Damian's work.
"Damian Thompson took up drawing after travelling extensively through the UK and Europe visiting its major art galleries and museums. Inspired by artists such as Monet, Turner, Lloyd Rees, Pollock and Fred Williams, his work epitomises freshness, spontaneity and vitality. A childhood spent in Western Queensland invoked memories of wildflowers blooming after the rain. Damian has exhibited in both solo and group shows in galleries including Hang-Ups, Blue Marble, Baguette and the Hilton Hotel."
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