Tim Thompson, born in Hull, England is a self taught painter and one of the few young marine artists utilizing traditional oil techniques. By placing layer upon layer of translucent wash on canvas, Thompson is able to produce a luminosity which is rarely seen in contemporary marine paintings. Displaying an elegance and sophistication reminiscent of works by the 19th century masters of marine art, his works are widely collected by marine art connoisseurs around the world. Thompsonís work has been celebrated in two books, The Winning Moment, a history of the America's Cup and The Story of Yachting. He has exhibited in Mystic, Connecticut, Washington D.C., London, Belgium, Germany, and Australia at the Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition.