Michael Thompson began exhibiting in 1978 and is now widely regarded as one of Canada’s foremost Realist painters. Over the last five decades he has created a body of work which is remarkable for its clarity of vision, meticulous technique and enigmatic energy.

His work has been exhibited widely in both private and public galleries in Canada and the United States, including large survey exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in 1983, the Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery in 1994 and at the Art Gallery of Peel in 2007.

His intensely personal approach to painting has attracted much critical attention, and his work can be found in major public, private and corporate collections throughout North America including the Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Michael Thompson is represented exclusively by the Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto.