Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Tom settled in Denver, Colorado, in the early 1970s. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, with a BA in Fine Arts. Tom retired in 2010 from a 35-year career in the electrical industry, and he now pursues his passion for painting full-time.
Tom refers to his artistic style as American traditional realism. It incorporates a distinctive “palette knife” technique and vibrant color palette, honed over the years.
He has won awards in regional art shows including the Best Drawing at the Western Art Rendezvous, and the William E. Snyder Award at the Gilpin Arts Annual.