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- 1975-1979 Thompson studied for four years at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zurich (now the University of Art & Design Zurich) earning a Swiss Fahigkeits Zeugnis (Diploma for Photography).
Following her studies, Thompson apprenticed with German painter, Oskar Koller, for one year. During this year she learned many aspects about art, marketing, framing, exhibiting, and, as well, was mentored in art under the guidance of Koller.
In 1980, Thompson pursued further formal training at the Akademie fur Bildenden Kunste in Nurnberg (Academy for Fine Art Nurnberg.) where she attended first Year University for painting and drawing with Processor Ernst Weil. During this year, Thompson became friends with Klaus Schmidt, former student of Austrian painter, Oskar Kokoshka. In her free time, Thompson studied art under Schmidt’s instruction. After completing one year at the Nurnberg academy, Thompson decided to change schools, and then attended the first year of the five-year master’s fine art program offered at the Hungarian Academy for Fine Art (Kepzomuvezeti Foiskola) in Budapest in 1981. She attended school for one year, and learned painting under the guidance of Professor Kokas Ignacs.
In 1982, Thompson returned to her hometown of Vernon, and established a commercial photography studio, which specialized in portraiture, reproductions, illustrations, and graphic design. During this time she also painted and exhibited in various galleries.
In 2001, Thompson received her BFA, at Open University of British Columbia.
Thompson is presently exploring energy colour fields, painted on large canvasses. Her art direction is motivated and inspired by Rothko, Pollock, Kandinsky, Tobey, Turner and Van Gogh together with her personal experience of life and energy.
Exhibitions and Publishing
Over the years Thompson has had over art 20 exhibitions, both solo and group. Thompson’s paintings and photographs have been exhibited in Europe, United States, and Canada. In 1994 Thompson started Coldstream Books and published a children's journal. Her second book, Recapitulation by Italian/Canadian artist, Sveva Caetani won the Vancity book award in 1995.