Barbara Earl Thomas is a Seattle based-painter and writer. She has exhibited artwork at the Seattle Art Museum, The Tacoma Art Museum, and Whatcom County Museum and in museums throughout the U.S. Her work is included in a number of prestigious private and public collections such as the Safeco Corporate Collection, the Microsoft Corporate Collection and the Seattle Art Museum. She is represented in Seattle by the Francine Seders Gallery.
In 1998 & 2000 she received The Seattle Arts Commission’s award for new non-fiction. Her essays have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including Raven Chronicles, A Single Mother’s Companion, Intimate Nature: The Bonds Between Women and Animals, The Gift of Birds: True Encounters with Avian Spirits and Never Late for Heaven: The Art of Gwen Knight. Storm Watch: The Art of Barbara Earl Thomas was published in 1998 by the University of Washington Press.