New York City native turned San Antonian, Donovan Thomson, renowned artist and brand manager to the stars with his company SATX-Rated, is making headlines with the first-ever semi-public sale of his abstract masterpiece, “American Green” (2020). The 46×36 acrylic on canvas painting is a captivating exploration of color, form and expression that is rumored to be fetching an impressive $1.6 million.
What makes this sale particularly intriguing is the anonymity of the buyer, marking the first occasion Donovan has extended his art beyond his inner circle. Known for producing only 2-3 pieces a year, this semi-public sale marks a significant departure from his usual private exchanges.
Thomson’s artistic journey is deeply rooted in his personal history, having served as a United States Marine in the Iraqi war. Battling the demons of post-war PTSD, Donovan turned to art as a therapeutic outlet. His unorthodox painting methods reflect his unique approach to healing through creativity, emphasizing that he paints not for profit, but for peace.
“American Green” serves as a testament to Thomson’s artistic evolution, drawing viewers into a sublime world of abstract expressionism. The piece, created with meticulous care and attention, showcases his commitment to the transformative power of art.
While the unveiling of “American Green” and the prospect of more works being shared with the world, Donovan Thomson’s enigmatic journey continues. Will he continue to open up his collection to a wider audience? Only time will reveal the unfolding chapters of this artist’s story. Thomson has been rumored to be in talks to complete works for the likes of Wemby from the San Antonio Spurs and the powerhouse law firm of Thomas J Henry.
For those interested in exploring Donovan Thomson’s work further, his Instagram handle is @donfla1r, and he can be found on Kaleido under the name Donovan Thomson. The captivating “American Green” can be viewed on his Instagram page
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