One of New Zealand’s foremost artists, Thomson has, for twenty years, created exquisitely crafted works that explore the interplay between art and science. She is interested in repetitive pattern, looking to the abstract, formal and the harmonious but at the same time intrigued with the ruptures and disjunctions of the natural world. Her recent works are centered not only in the blueness of the ocean but also its immensity and minutiae and the exploration of the particular yet elusive place that blueness holds in the human subconscious.
Thomson exhibits widely throughout New Zealand with a major survey exhibition at Wellington City Gallery, my hi-fi my sci-fi, 2006. A major installation Invitation to Openness – Substantive and Transitive States, was shown at The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington 2014. She was one of nine invited artists taking part in the travelling exhibition Kermadec (2011), with works from this exhibition being shown in major venues around New Zealand, Tonga, Chile and Easter Island (Rapa Nui).