Deborah Thompson


About the Artist

Deborah Thompson
Deborah Thompson

Deborah Thompson's island landscapes have been renowned for years. Her signature paintings call to mind a timeless Hawai'i with a vintage flair. She works primarily in oils and acrylics but also creates 3 dimensional sculptural plaster murals. Deborah also specializes in faux finishes and decorative painting executing projects for interior designers and clients for the past 25 years. Thompson earned a BFA in fine arts and trained classically in Paris, France at Parsons School of Design.

Thompson captures the beauty of Hawai'i with a special focus on detailed tropical botanical paintings. Having a distinct and recognizable style, Thompson's work has been sought and acquired by numerous private and public collectors throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. Thompson makes her home on the Big Island of Hawai'i in Hawi, a small, rural artists community in the middle of ranch country. She is an active part of the community and takes pride in promoting Hawai'i natural treasures and landscape in her artwork. Thompson's art can be found at Genesis Galleries at the Queens Marketplace at Waikoloa.

She was born in New York in 1967.

  • 1989 BFA from C.W. Post-Long Island University
  • 1988 Parsons School of Design-Paris France-Fine Arts
  • 1990 The Finishing School of New York-Decorative Arts Major
    Notable Collectors:
  • Neil Young
  • Lisa Marie Presley
  • Kenny Loggins
    Corporate Commissions:
  • Tommy Bahamas - Mauna Lani, HI
  • Dermatology Office of Dr. Monica Scheel and Dr. Traub-Kailua-Kona, HI
  • Kona Community Hospital - Emergency entrance waiting area
  • Waikoloa Kings Course golf pro shop
  • The Regency at Hualalai - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Parker School Mural
  • Roslyn Savings Bank - Roslyn, New York
    Shows, Exhibits and Published works:
  • 2015 Kahiau Auction for Parker School
  • 2014 North Hawaii News Decemder 2014 issue
  • 2014 Kahilu Theater Auction of Hand Painted Tako Ukulele
  • 2013 Genesis Gallery Show
  • 2012 Kohala Mountain News November 2012
  • 2012 At Home Magazine West Hawaii Today
  • 2011 At Home Magazine West Hawaii Today April 2011
  • 2010 At Home Magazine West Hawaii Today August 2010
  • 2009 At Home Magazine West Hawai'i Today September 2009
  • 2009 Kahilu Theatre art show and Ukulele show
  • 2008 Cover story of the North Hawaii News July 31, 2008
  • 2007 Cover of the Kona Views Magazine- June/July 2007
  • 2007 Kona Coffee label design- 2nd place
  • 2006 Big Island Women Arts Show
  • 2005 Harbor Gallery- One woman show
  • 2005 Peoples choice Coffee label award
  • 2004 Harbor Gallery- One woman show
  • 2003 Volcano's National Park Pele competition
  • 2003 Harbor Gallery-one woman show
  • 2003 Cover of Kona Views Magazine-Oct/Nov 2003
  • 2003 Featured in West Hawaii Today-April 4, 2003, vol.xxxv, NO 81
  • 2002 Big Island Art Guild Show-Wailoa Center Hilo
  • 2002 Harbor Gallery Show
  • 2001 Featured artist in National arts publication Art Business News
  • 2001 4 Images published Nationally and Internationally by Image Conscious, San Francisco
  • 2000 Cover of Kona views Magazine Sept/October2000
  • 1999 Kona Coffee Art Festival- 2nd place
  • 1995 "Long Island's Best Bathrooms", Rick Mills, House Magazine Jan/Feb 1995
  • 1993 "Designer's Showcase House", Women's Day, Vol.III, num.2, March 1993