TJ and his wife Lori were both born and raised in rural Illinois and married in 1984. Shortly after they married they moved to Kalispell, Montana and discovered their love for the western lifestyle and cowboy culture. They currently reside in Cortez, Colorado.

TJ Thompson has been studying art and artists since childhood. His natural talent in art was recognized early, when he won a statewide drawing competition at the age of 14. At that point his desire was fueled to spend a life-time creating art for people to enjoy. TJ’s inspiration comes from his life experiences. From his years of teaching outdoor education to youth, corporate groups and non-profit organizations, to being a wilderness guide and just plain enjoying the great outdoors with his family.

TJ and Lori make a great team. While TJ is the painter and sculptor of creative pieces of art, Lori is the primary designer and builder of the unique frames they call “Fractured Frames”.

Between exhibiting there artwork across Colorado and other western states in the summer, They enjoy some creative down time at their cabin in New Mexico. In the winter they are working “Snow Birds” exhibiting their art in Arizona. Coming up with new and unique ideas to stimulate the art world is a never ending pleasure for these artists. 

Thank You! Blessings to you and your family from Thompy Art!