Thomas’s early studies were at the Torpedo Factory, The Corcoran School of Art and Northern VA Community College. A travel study tour of Italy, prompted Thomas to take up watercolor.
With the Plein Air movement she returned to oil painting and juried into Plein Air Easton 2018. One of her exhibit pieces was purchased for a permanent collection by The Avalon Foundation.
Thomas is a Partner in The Artists’ Gallery in Chestertown. She has assisted with running the Local Color Show for 15 years. Thomas is a juried member of Baltimore Watercolor Society and The Working Artists Forum (Past President).