Jay Thompson is the creator, curator and keeper of a large collection of curios that he collectively calls CAT WORKS.
He works like a painter, but instead of using a brush and oils he invents situations of altered realities with digital processors. By using original and repurposed vintage photography, along with heavily painted and designed elements, which he layers and meticulously stitches together. Blending the above with his unique sense of humor and you achieve his main goal...a strong visual experience.
This experience as artwork, is non-pretentious and approachable...they warm your heart. However, this does not mean that these compelling creations are simple....they are not. SOME storytelling contained within is multi-layered and complex, MANY reveal deeper meanings with further viewing. ALL are easy to live with even as they invite study and comment.
This is DIGITAL ART at a very creative level. Processing and composition programs are Jay Thompsonís main tools. Highest quality archival papers and inks are used to produce strict limited editions that are personally signed and numbered.
Recently Jay has begun painting some of these concepts, the acrylic medium is used exclusively on 36"x48" hardwood panels.