Ashu Bhandari, who earned his bachelor’s degree from India’s Chaudhary Charan Singh Meerut University and advanced training at Middlesex University in London, enjoyed a successful career in the hospitality industry, as well as manufacturing and high-end retail sales, before he retired in 2010. Currently living in the Caribbean area, Ashu Bhandari consults on various business issues with small companies and startups on a part-time basis. Among his clients is the artist W. B. Thompson.
In his own words, W. B. Thompson creates “colorful, multi-layered, mixed media works.” Pieces he’s created are displayed at Trinity University, the United States Embassy in Paris, France, and in the private collection of His Excellency Fernando Enrique Cardoso, President of the Republic of Brazil. In the past few years, he’s participated in solo and group shows and won several awards in New York City; Key West, Florida; Willimantic, Connecticut; and San Antonio, Texas, as well as several exhibitions in venues in the Caribbean.
W. B. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and then stayed on at Trinity to study art under Bill Bristow. He earned a law degree from the Norman Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in North Carolina before returning to San Antonio to spend several years studying at the prestigious Coppini Academy of Fine Arts.