About David

Biography

Born in England in 1958, David grew up as an Air Force brat living in Kansas, Wyoming, Texas and California, before settling in the Boston area. He is self-taught, working mostly with oil on canvas or board. David is also a photographer, and has this to say about his photographs: "Every time I take a photograph, I see it as a potential painting. Some of these photos may well end up on canvas."


David also opened Eclipse Salon Gallery, the first hair salon/art gallery on Boston's fashionable Newbury Street in 1988, allowing him to combine two of his talents. He is a Dune Shack artist, a Cape Cod artist, a New England artist, a global artist. His perceptive eye sees beauty wherever he happens to be and he strives to capture that beauty. "In this ever changing landscape, what we see one day might not be there the next."


Group and One Person Shows

Ashmont Grill, 555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA
Photography, Summer 2010

Eclipse Gallery, 164 Newbury St., Boston, MA
The Other Side of Newbury St., Graffiti Series, Photography, July- October, 2007

Province Lands Visitor Center, Race Point Rd., Provincetown, MA
Slideshow: Dune Shacks: Paintings by David Forest Thompson, Slideshow/Book Signing, August 14, 2007

Red Dot Gallery, 1162 Washington St., Dorchester, MA
The Other Side of Newbury St., Graffiti Series, Photography, May 18 - July 1, 2007

Red Dot Gallery, 1162 Washington St., Dorchester, MA
Group Show, February - March 2007

Eclipse Gallery, 164 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Paintings and Photography, September - December 2006

Backshore Gallery, 394 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA
Showing summer 2006

St. Botolph Club, 4 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Provincetown: A Creative Colony James Bakker & Russell Bigelow Private Collection, June 21 2006

Backshore Gallery, 394 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA
Showing summer 2005

New Bedford Art Museum, 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA
Provincetown: A Creative Colony James Bakker & Russell Bigelow Private Collection, Feb - May 2005

Backshore Gallery, 394 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA
Showing summer 2004

Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts, Route 6A, Dennis, MA
Dune Shacks July/August 2003

Impulse Gallery, 188 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA
Color Photography, Summer 2003

Provincetown Art Association & Museum, 460 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA
Members Show, August 2002

Eclipse Gallery, 164 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Living Dolls II, 20th Century Icons, The Saga Continues, Photography, June/July 2002

Eclipse Gallery, 167 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Living Dolls, A Satiric Look at 20th Century Icons, Color Photography, June 2000

Eclipse Gallery, 167 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Dune Shack Exhibit, Oils, October 2000

Provincetown Art Association & Museum, 460 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA
Members Show, 1988

Eclipse Gallery, 216 Newbury St., Boston, MA
One Person Show, August 1992

Eclipse Gallery, 216 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Group Show, 1990

Eclipse Gallery, 216 Newbury St., Boston, MA
One Person Show, 1989

Faux Real Gallery, 548 Tremont St., Boston, MA
One Person Show, Realism on canvas, 1998

Morgan Gallery, 222 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Two Person Show with Andy Warhol, 1986

Articles

David and his work have been written up in a number of newspapers. Click a link below to view a   file of the named article. We'll add more shortly. Please check back. Thank you.

The Wall Street Journal  

The Cape Codder