Mary-Kate Thomson

Mary-Kate Thomson

  • Artist’s Statement

    Mary-Kate is drawn to understanding and growing in her Catholic faith through reading about and meditating on the lives of the Saints. She finds the dedication of Saints to particular causes, and the  devotions to them, of particular interest. These paintings are simply studies of Saints who have a connection to animals - specifically bees - Saints Ambrose & Gobnait.  

  • Biography

    Born & educated in Toowoomba -  Downlands College (85-86). BA Illustration  Qld College of Art, ASDA, GDipVA (Animation) Griffith Uni. Illustrator, Graphic Designer, AMEB Speech & Drama teacher. Currently employed p/t at Downlands -  Mission/Marketing. President Arts Council Toowoomba. Painter, Public Artist (Permanent - murals & mosaics, & Ephemeral - Avant Garden and various ACT Inc installations). Freelance Illustrator (inc book illustrations). Previously TV Production Designer (Ch 7 & 9 Bne) 

  • Influences

    Mary-Kate's work is illustrative. She is currently fascinated by the lives of catholic saints and religious symbolism. These images have been based on historic depictions of the saints and symbols.

  • Exhibitions

    Mary-Kate has exhibited in many local exhibitions - at TRAG and in the Downlands Art Show over a number of years. She has a history of exhibiting in various galleries throughout Brisbane in the lat 80's through to 2000 also.

  • Website

    https://www.marykatethomsonart.com.au

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Mary-Kate Thomson

Saint Gobnait - patron Saint of Bees
34 x 30 x 2cm Acrylic on ply, varnish $340.00

Mary-Kate Thomson

St Ambrose
34 x 30 x 2cm Acrylic on ply, varnish $340.00

Mary-Kate Thomson

Bees and Papal crests - a study
34 x 30 x 2cm Acrylic on ply $340.00