Cathie Thompson's roots in Kansas grow deep. She grew up on a farm in Eastern Kansas, enjoying many days playing in the creeks and ponds. She and her husband raised two children on the family's ranch on the edge of the Flint Hills. In the past few years Cathie and her husband have moved to Lenexa to be closer to family. Cathie's art training has been primarily from her mother and fellow artist Jo Flager. She has also taken workshops from other well-known artists. She is a member of the Olathe Visual Artists and the Lawrence Art Guild. One of her paintings was chosen for the cover of the Olathe Sesquicentenial Calendar. Cathie Thompson credits her mother and fellow artist, Jo Flager, with providing most of her art training. (Jo Flager is an award-winning artist with over three decades of art experience.) In addition to her "home schooling" in art, Cathie's training includes art workshops taught by a number of accomplished artists. She is an associate member of Oil Painters of America. Cathie's earlly life was spent on a farm in Eastern Kansas. Later, she lived on a ranch located on the edge of the Flint Hills where she and her husband raised their children. Much of the inspiration for her paintings comes from scenes of the Flint Hills and the land that surrounded her home. Living in Kansas for most of her life has given Cathie a great appraciation for the outdoors and nature. Her love for this rural life shines through her oil paintings.