is come Salvation" (above) was produced in collaboration with artist
Norbert Kox, and is 7' X 10.5'. There is also a "companion"
painting named "Idolatry" which is its antithesis (see below).
Great White Throne"
Beast" from Revelation
Then fire came from heaven and consumed
them, and the devil who led them astray was flung into the fiery, Sulpherous
Lake, where the animal and false prophet were, there to be tortured day
and night forever and ever.
The Revelation of John
We first met in 1998
on the grounds of The Hambridge Center almost on the Georgia-North Carolina
border. Inspired by the healing power of pure Blue Ridge Mountain air,
I was ready for something far removed from the day-to-day tedium of urban
living with all its din and distraction. Over by the front of a building
sat a distinguished looking gentleman surrounded by various paintings unlike
anything I had seen before. My first thought was that the man I saw wasnt
the artist. I then had unfounded stereotypes of a folk artist in my mind
and ruled out that a self-taught creative genius could also be urbane,
erudite and polished.
I was so terribly wrong.
William Thomas Thompson and I have crossed paths many times since that
day. While I know likely well over a hundred artists of this genre, no
person has struck me as so original and so spiritual since the first time
I met Rev. Howard Finster and saw his works. As a collector and critic,
I abandoned some time back any notion of inquiry as to why an artist creates
anything. Some never were as candid as I expected while others told me
more than I needed to know. Thompson has no particular desire to explain
anything except to tell everyone that each painting is the aftermath of
Then I saw a great white throne with
a being seated on it from whose presence earth and sky fled so far tthat
they could not be found. I saw the dead high and low standing before the
throne and books were opened. Then another book was opened. It was the
book of life.
The Revelation of John
I have never known
him to be anything less than totally honest. When William Thomas Thompson
paints subjects and events relating to the worlds end in the context
of the Book of Revelations, I am impressed and persuaded. While he has
always been well equipped to communicate with a biblical basis, he never
once had any experience with art and certainly no technical knowledge.
Everything he paints, all words added to each painting are inspired and
what he paints is founded solely on his self-taught skills.
For years, William
Thomas Thompson has been disabled with a crippling paralysis, and other
than rendering the hand written text on his paintings a little difficult
to read, there isnt much that would suggest that there is any meaningful
connection between disability and creativity. Mr. Thompson believes firmly
that his paintings result from a personal epiphany. I am given visual
messages, he told me, and my responsibility is to paint them
and get them shown to as many people as I can.
I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning
and the end. I will give unto him that is thirsty of the fountain of the
water of life freely. He that overcometh shall iherit all things, and
I will be his God and he shall be my son.
The Revelation of John
William Thomas Thompsons
works, including the phenomenal Revelation Murals, a display
of paintings employing an assemblage of paintings in 6 square foot pieces
that utilized 300 feet of canvass, have not escaped critical acclaim. James
Manns well researched The Apocalyptic Chronicle Of William
Thomas Thompson, a major feature in the highly regarded magazine of visionary
art, Raw Vision, documents that Thompson, in what the artist describes
as a rage, believes his mission is to paint the entire book
With his works in
museums, acclaimed galleries and hallowed private and corporate collections,
you might think that William Thomas Thompson would slow down some. It will
never happen. The messages come to me and I simply become the deliverer.
The turmoil and all the signals indicate a fulfillment of prophecies is
Stand before a painting by this engaging artist. Through the power of his
heavenly connection, he allows us to see beyond the moment into a future
with fire, frightening images, death, destruction, new life and redemption.
The signs are there. William Thomas Thompson is a servant of God. Ignore
him at your own risk.
There will no longer be any night and
they will have no need of lamplight or sunlight, for the Lord God will
shine on them, and they will reign forever and ever.
The Revelation of John.
NOTE: William Thomas Thompson is driven by his mission. Enjoy even more
of his paintings below, on this page, and on two websites: <http://www.thompson-art.com>
Those interested in his works may contact him at email@example.com.