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Detail of hair showing expressive brush strokes.
Bold, expressionistic shapes in contrasting colours.
There is movement here as the hand of one figure presses against the body of the other, merging with it, as two become one.
Warm, vibrant colours.


The Hug Painting

LG Thomson

United Kingdom

Painting, Acrylic on Paper

Size: 16.3 W x 22.8 H x 0 D in

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About The Artwork

This painting captures a moment. The impression of a barrier, perhaps a door or a wall on the right hand side, suggests that this is a private moment quietly observed. There is love here, and support. I am frequently drawn to exploring darker subject matter - uncomfortable compositions, figures at the edges, the push-pull tension of the struggle from dark to light - but here there is much light. The colours are bright and warm, they envelop the unseen observer, inviting them into the embrace. Even so, there is a hint of shadow warning us that joy is fleeting and should be cherished. This painting was inspired by the love and support my daughters show for each other and to myself and their father.

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Painting:Acrylic on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:16.3 W x 22.8 H x 0 D in

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LG Thomson was born in Glasgow and grew up in Cumbernauld, the most ambitious and experimental of Scotland’s post-war New Towns. Cumbernauld is famous as the setting of the Bill Forsythe film, Gregory's Girl, and is infamous for its brutalist architecture. After graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 1985, LG worked as an illustrator and graphic designer specialising in poster campaigns for issues as varied as HIV and AIDS awareness, football hooliganism, and knife crime. Her writing career began when she won a national creative writing competition and was short-listed for the Dundee Book Prize. She now lives in Ullapool, on the Northwest coast of the Scottish Highlands, where she writes, paints, and runs creative writing workshops. She has published seven novels including noir thrillers Boyle's Law and Boiling Point and her writing has appeared in a wide range of anthologies and literary publications, including All Mod Icon, Wyldblood Magazine, Epoch Press, and Art North. Her latest book, Modernist Dreams Brutalist Nightmares, is a narrative memoir about being part of the first generation to grow up in Cumbernauld. Published by Outcast Press 2022. LG is interested in exploring the ways in which life leaves its marks upon us, how the past echoes around us, and the ways in which we carry it within us. She is excited by figures at the edges, crossing boundaries, disappearing into the unknown. The push-pull tension of the struggle from dark to light. The exploration of the internal conflict. The absurdity, joy and pain of existence.

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