Growing up in Ohio, Tom can remember being excited about drawing as far back as age five. A freelance illustrator with a BFA in Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art and Design, he has a knack for creating unique, inspirational art for the project at hand. He has done advertising work for a variety of corporate clients and when time permits he pulls out his favorite medium, oil paints. Tom has been pursuing oil painting and expanding his teaching activities since 2001. He specializes in portraiture, figurative and painting en plein air. Tom is a member of the Cincinnati Art Club and his paintings are in the personal collection of various notable collectors. His works have been shown at The Cincinnati Nature Center, Homerama and can currently be seen at The Raymond Gallery in Hyde Park, Ohio.