NEW YORK – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts selected “Approaching Storm,” an original oil seascape painting by Carol Thompson, that was used for publicity that included being the backdrop for the opera titled “The Blind” for the Lincoln Center Festival in 2013.
“It was an honor to have my artwork chosen for this event of many wonderful inspired performances,” said Thompson. “Seeing one of my paintings associated with such a prestigious event is one of the highlights of my career. Some of my happiest times at the seashore have been just before a storm. The air seems heavy, laden with the perceived power of wind-driven rain. Skies are darker, more intense, as the last vestige of sunlight is nearly obscured. This oil painting depicts one such moment in time on the Pacific Coast of the Northwest, just before the weather front unleashes its full fury. Then, people and animals and shore birds seek shelter to wait out the torrents of rain and the lashing of the wind from an approaching storm.”
Carol Thompson is a Northwest artist with an international reputation who lives on the coast of Washington state. She has been painting Northwest coastal scenes in oil for more than 40 years.