Tom is a native Californian who came from a family of artists. Well a few of them were artists, and they were his inspiration. His mother included.   At the age of five he was obsessed with art.  Back then he was Plagued with stomach aches that forced him to miss school and stay home and read art books about the old masters and paint.  They were hard times.  As he aged art didn't diminish but he also became a rampant surfer, graduating to rock and mountain climbing, then a pilot and aerobatic flying.  Still art has always been there.

Tom primarily works with oils. He also enjoys mixing  paintings, photography and computer graphics to create mixed media works and  experimental films.