Geoff Thornley is a New Zealand abstract painter who has been a practicing artist for more than fifty years. Born in Levin, Thornley graduated from Elam School of Fine Art at the University of Auckland in 1964. The following year he completed a graduate diploma of Fine Art: Honours in painting. In 1975, Thornley represented New Zealand at the Sao Paulo Biennial in Brazil. His works are well-collected in New Zealand and are featured in the collections of Wellington’s Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland Art Gallery and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth.