Emily Thompson studied art with Joseph Fitzpatrick at The Carnegie in Pittsburgh, and in California with New Orleans designer, Frances Coleman. Ms Thompson was Director of Arts Programs for the U.S. Army in Wiesbaden Germany for ten years. Her programs in art, music and theatre received multiple European and International awards for excellence.
President, Pastel Society of North Carolina, Thompson is also a member of Sanford Brush and Palette Club. She has won numerous awards for her painting. Author of "Basics of Art and the Elements of Design", dozens of young art students call her simply, "Mrs. Emily".
"My approach is to halt shadows and capture the quiet of nature in its fleeting moments. Composition design and color palette are my primary concerns. Whether still life or landscape, I look for moments of stillness and light."