My name’s Verity Thompson, and I’m an artist and illustrator based in Warwickshire. I work mainly in watercolour, ink and pencil, trying to capture a feeling of light and vibrancy in my illustrations, and a bit of humour too.
Much of my inspiration comes from the natural world, and when I’m not painting and drawing I can often be found hiking, biking, camping and exploring. I’m committed to sustainability and I’ve helped set up a community woodland and a care farm in my local area. I’m also a qualified yoga teacher.
I’ve been lucky enough to work for many of the causes I care about, including environmental education, organic growing, festivals and community events.
Garden Organic; Practical Action; Food for Life Project (FFLP); Leamington Peace Festival; Small Is Beautiful Festival; the Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra; Foundry Wood; Canalside Community Foods; Transition Leamington; Warwickshire LEADER programme; the Master Gardener programme; Gibson’s Organic Liqueurs; “Grow Your Own” magazine; “How To” Books; Moss Green Children’s Books; and hiphop artist Jimmy Davis & the Barefoot Apostles.
“We are delighted with the fantastic drawings from Verity. Love the colour and style!”
Colette Bond, Head of Education, Garden Organic
“We are so pleased with Verity’s beautiful, bespoke illustrations for our literature and signage at Foundry Wood. Her attention to detail and use of colour have a personal and naturalistic touch which was exactly what we were looking for.”
Kristie Naimo, Chair of Friends of Foundry Wood
“We have been working with Verity for the last two years, and absolutely love the artwork she produces for DECO. Our website redesign was based around Verity’s illustration of the orchestra in action, and we have commissioned her to produce illustrations for the “meet the instruments” articles in our concert programmes. Verity’s artwork really captures our humorous take on the instruments, and has attracted many complimentary comments praising its sharp, yet gentle, wit. We are delighted to be working with such a talent.”