Online gallery of Tasmanian visual artist Kerry Thompson

A bit about me

I make paintings which vary in many ways but which share a strong palette of colour.

Woodbridge, a small coastal village in southern Tasmania is my home. There is a lot of resonance with Canada, the country of my birth which I left as a teenager.

In 2017 I was delighted to be among the finalists for The Glover Prize for a painting representing the Tasmanian landscape with my work Black currawongs

There have been a number of galleries and many exhibitions where my work has appeared, and there are pieces in various locations around the world.

Each painting begins with either an itch to catch with paint something I’ve found arresting, or the hunger to play colours with and against each other. There is no final image in mind but the work evolves and changes, often drastically, as I go along. Acrylics are perfect for the way I work, and the brushes get smaller as the end gets nearer!

Commissioned works have given me great pleasure as they always involve being trusted with deeply valued elements of somebody else’s life.

Under my nom de plume, Kerry Millard, I’ve had a long career as an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator and author. You can find more at where you will find my republished children’s picture book, Gordon’s Biscuit.

Black currawongs 61cmx46cm acrylics on birch panel 2016

Gardners Bay poplars 30cmx40cm acrylics on birch panel 2016

Photograph by Matzuma Productions 2012