Silas Thompson (b. 1990) was raised in Idaho. His passion for drawing and painting was instilled at an early age, fostered by his parents and manifest by the filling of countless sketchbooks and refrigerator magnets. Setting out on annual backpacking trips with his father, he began to treasure the distinct birthmarks and icons of beautiful rivers, valleys, and mountains that carve through the high desert and vast farmlands of the West. His desire to create work that evokes a memory continues to be a driving force to push Silas to be innovative and to look for new ways to create the illusion of solidity, time, and emotion.
However, it is the distinctly imputed beauty in creation that points him constantly to God for continued inspiration.
After college he continued his education by strengthening his fundamentals and work ethic in painting through five years of apprenticeships. He would be remiss to not to give credit to his beautiful wife and friend, Bianca, from whom he receives his greatest support.
Southwest Art -- "10 Artists to Watch for 2018" January 2018
Western Art and Architecture – “Ones To Watch” Aug-Sept. 2015
Southwest Art – “ 21 under 31 “ Sept. 2015
Plein Air Magazine (Outdoor Painter) – “Why This Works” June 2015
Plein Air Magazine – “Painting Structures and Cityscapes” Nov. 2015
Plein Air Magazine – “Planes, Trains, and Cars” June. 2016
Two Man Show: Meyer Gallery March 2019 (S. Winegar, S. Thompson
Two Man Show: Mockingbird Gallery March 2019 (J. Huchinson, S. Thompson
Three Man Show: Kneeland Gallery February 2019 (E. Jacobson, C. Meyer, S. Thompson
Three Man show:Kneeland Gallery February 2018 (L. McNee, S. Kunz, S. Thompson
Three Man Show: Kneeland Gallery 2017 (S. Winegar, B. Walker, S. Thompson
Three Man Show: Dana Gallery 2016 (R. Moore, C. Meyer, S. Thompson
Solo Show-Dana Gallery, Dec. 2015
Inclusion in: “A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection.”
The Rockwell Museum: Corning, NY, Mattituck Museum: Waterbury, CT, Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art: David City, NE, St George City Art Museum: Saint George, UT, Museum of the Big Bend: Alpine, TX
Invitational Plein Air Instructor for the Plein Air Painters of Idaho
Charlie Russell Art Auction 2015, 2017
Missoula Art Museum Auction 2016
Invitational judge of Redfish paint out 2015