Kathy Thompson was born in El Dorado, AR and graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA after attending college in Fayetteville and Little Rock, AR. In 1976 she and her son returned to Fayetteville and from that year to present she has worked as a visual artist.


Co-owner: Calabash Pottery and Clayworks
Co-owner: IRO Designs
Teacher: Studio3 Art Classes
Maker: Decorative Tile/Platter business/HBOXES
Freelance Interior Design Consultant
Studio mixed media Artist

Thompson has shown her work in galleries in Little Rock and Fayetteville, AR; Washington, D.C.; Houston, TX; New Orleans LA; and Tokyo, Japan


Artist in Residence, Arkansas Arts Council
Arkansas Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts Grants
Recipient, Arkansas Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts Grant (UARK Campus)
Recipient, Arkansas Arts Council Painting Fellowship
Independent study printmaking scholarship student, Penland School of the Arts and Crafts
Costume/Set Designer, “Unheard Voices” Nash/Voight Dance Co., St Louis, MO
Artist in Residence, Lamar Advertising, Baton Rouge, LA
Board member, Fayetteville Arts Council
Member, UARK Art Department Advisory Board


This latest series of work, three larger paintings of which are shown here, are about exploring the future and remembering the past.

What is next for me in the last part of my life? What is next for our country? What is next for our world and universe? The work is not associated with negative feelings, much the opposite. As the color indicates, there is an optimistic and exciting view of life to come.

The smaller pieces are prototypes-playing, experimenting, and
thinking ahead to the next series of work.

Stay tuned for what I feel will be my largest, most ambitious,
thoughtful series of work yet. Can’t wait!