Thomas was born in 1974 in Whyalla, South Australia and is from the Barngala clan. He has lived in the Northern Territory for 26 years and now resides in Newcastle, NSW. Thomas paints stories such as “Shifting Sands” which depicts the formation and constant change of our country. He also paints other things which are culturally significant such as fire, water, sea animals, especially Numbadda (Whale) and the story of the Seven Sisters.
His paintings are his interpretations of stories handed down by his elders past and present.