Tom Applegate. In his own words.
I am a native Californian who came from a family of artists. Well a few of them were artists, and they were my inspiration. My mother included. by the age of five I was obsessed with art. Back then I was plagued with stomach aches that forced me to miss school and stay home and read art books about the old masters and paint. They were hard times. As I aged art didn't diminish but I also became a rampant surfer, graduating to rock and mountain climbing, then a pilot and aerobatic flying. But it was all art. Art was always there, and still seems to be hanging around. Our entire lives are a work of art we all create. Whether it be good or bad.
I primarily works with oils but really enjoy mixing paintings, photography and computer graphics to create mixed media works and experimental films.
I am not a purist sticking to a persona I have created or am attempting to create, I create what I feel like at the time. That is an artist. Consequently, one who usually doesn't sell anything.