Born the middle child and only son to Reverend and Mrs. Charlie Thompson of Virginia, Andre has no problems applying his childhood experiences to his art. It was not until his senior year in high school that Andre took art seriously. In 1986, he received his BFA in Fashion Illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 1987, he moved to Atlanta where he now resides with his lovely wife and business partner Yolanda. Andre is known and respected throughout the business community of Atlanta for not only his creative skills, but for pioneering many businesses and special projects himself.
It was in the spring of 1996 after receiving much support from his family and friends that Andre decided to venture into the fine art arena. His first exhibit was displayed at the National Black Arts Festival in 1996. Through much excitement and desire for new art forms and mediums — mainly his tapestries, collectors across the nation are adorning their walls with Andre fine art tapestries.