Dean Thomas graduated from Glassboro State College in 1983 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He studied painting and printmaking with Dr. Herbert Appelson, Gerry Monroe, Joseph Tischler and Daniel Chard. Over the course of his career, Mr. Thomas has worked in several different medium including producing over 100 hand engraved plates for monotype and hand colored prints. He has also worked in watercolor, and for the past eleven years exclusively in oil. For the past seventeen years, Mr. Thomas has been living and working as a professional artist in Bucks County. "My strong and deeply rooted connection to the the natural world is what drives me to paint." He includes Daniel Garber and William Lathrop of the New Hope School as influences. Mr. Thomas has exhibited widely throughout the area. Exhibitions include: The Phillips' Mill Art Exhibition, The Travis Gallery, The James A. Michener Museum, Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Sherry French Gallery, New York, and The Salmagundi Club, New York.