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"I managed to sell 82 paintings in all I'm 82 years young soon, so that was very pleasing," he said.

"That's certainly the most work I've ever sold in such a short space of time and the interest we've had since doing a piece with the Advertiser last week has been amazing. I've had people like the 'Independent' wanting to speak with me and been deluged with requests.

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This success is just the latest remarkable chapter in the transformation of John's life since being made redundant from a job in the furniture business at the age of 56.

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But for John, sporting that trademark flat cap of his, the sense of personal achievement, rather than plaudits and cash, are what make it all worthwhile.

"To see my paintings covering the walls of a gallery is amazing," he said.

Also a former door to door salesman and shoe shop assistant, he opted to follow his dreams and from humble beginnings in a tiny unit at Manchester's Corn Exchange has clearly hit the big time.

"It's not about money what use is being rich at my age? I haven't really got the energy to really go out there and enjoy it too much."

"I still feel I'm just starting out, really, but I'm very happy about what's happening.

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The octogenarian's distinctive impressionist portraits have been a fast rising commodity for some time since he was tipped in art circles as "the new Lowry".

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the value of the unassuming Uppermill artist's work to hit 10,000 soon, John's prolific hands are in for a tough year although he reckons they can handle it.

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"People came from all over Jordan 11 Low Snakeskin Custom the country to the exhibition and such was the response that I'm basically booked up with work now for the rest of the year."

"I do work very fast," he said.

In the past John has parted with his oils for as little as 5, but on the opening night alone at St Peter's House, Manchester University, he sold more than 50 pieces with the most expensive bearing a 6,000 price tag.

He said that numerous media outlets followed up on an article that we ran last week and the rush of publicity resulted in the huge turn out for the exhibition.

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HE may work astoundingly fast but flat capped Oldham artist John Thompson can barely paint quickly enough to satisfy the demand at present.

And, better still, John puts much of the weekend's success down to his local paper the Oldham Advertiser.

John's agent, Bill Clark, said: "I can honestly say I have never seen such a turn out for the opening night of a one man exhibition like that. It really was incredible."

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