An avid outdoorsman, Fred W. Thomas has spent much of his art career painting and illustrating the wildlife and environment of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Thomas established a national reputation as an illustrator with such clients as Eddie Bauer Co., National Geographic Society, McMillan Publishing, Pepsi Cola Corporation, Microsoft and Alaska Airlines. Perhaps his most visible work is the Smiling Eskimo on the tails of Alaska Airlines’ aircraft. His art has appeared on the 1987, 89, and 92 Washington State Salmon Stamps. Thomas has received numerous awards and produced several one-man gallery shows.