My work is rooted in Art Spirit of Robert Henri, Modern Art of Matisse and Thomas Hart Benton. I am an American impressionist, who explores new ideas, methods and images unfettered with the bonds of conformity. Each of my paintings begins with a strong sense of the present holding true, from there, to the reason I was attracted to the subject. I build my image, choosing medium, method, color, values, and composition. My approach is direct with conscious strokes conveying what I want to communicate.
Tom was born in Omaha, the first of ten children. A Vietnam Navy veteran service finished, he attended and received his BFA from the Art Center in Pasadena and an MFA in Design from the University of Minnesota. Tom is a Minneapolis based award winning artist with true international acclaim having worked in Ireland, Italy and France as well as from coast to coast here in the States.