Silas Thompson (b. 1990) was raised in Idaho where he and his wife currently reside. His passion for drawing and painting was instilled at an early age, fostered by his parents and manifest by the filling of countless sketchbooks and refrigerator magnets. Setting out on annual backpacking trips with his father, he began to treasure the distinct birthmarks and icons of beautiful rivers, valleys, and mountains that carve through the high desert and vast farmlands of the West. However, it is the distinctly imputed beauty in creation that points him constantly to God for continued inspiration. This is what drives his desire to create.
After college, Thompson continued his education by strengthening his fundamentals and work ethic in painting through five years of apprenticeship with acclaimed painter Robert Moore. Silas would also be remiss to not to give credit to his beautiful wife and friend, Bianca, from whom he receives his greatest support.
Thompson's work has been featured in Western Art and Architecture, Plein Air Magazine (Outdoor Painter), and Southwest Art, including feature articles "21 under 31" and “Ten Artists to Buy Now: Artists to Watch” (January 2018).