Tom hails from Walkerton, IN, a small town in the midwest, where he began drawing proficiently at the age of three.
By the time he reached high school, he was winning art awards and known for his creative talent. It was there he met his art teacher and mentor, John Thomas, an acclaimed, award winning artist.
In his Sophomore year, Tom was asked to attend The Central School of Design for advanced high school art students, taking him to another level of learning in the commercial advertising world. After winning regional, state, national, VICA and Hallmark awards, Tom received acceptance and attended the Chicago Art Institute, one of the premier art schools in the country.
Having served in the U.S. Air Force and A.N.G. as a Graphics Specialist and eventuality moving to California to ensue a career as a professional commercial artist.
Tom has been commissioned by both corporate and private companies to include large scale murals, graphic design and private commissions. His work also includes hand painted custom automobiles, racing art, wall graphics and custom lettering design.
Inspired by the the ocean and the classic sounds such as the ‘Beach Boys, his ocean seascapes take on a calming, serene feel. Specializing is both oil and acrylics on canvas as well as metals. Tom brings the ocean to life.
Open your eyes and feel the inspiration through his art and design.