Larry Thomas's work is based in the natural landscape, primarily that of the northern California coast. He taught drawing and printmaking for many years at the San Francisco Art Institute and served as dean of academic affairs and as interim president of the school prior to retiring in 2005. Each summer for many years he has taught a drawing intensive workshop at Sitka Center and also has taught drawing at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. His work is in numerous public and private collections regionally and nationally. He currently lives and works in the small coastal town of Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California.