Tom has been producing art since the 1980s, when he became an early member of an artists’ co-op in Seattle. His work there in various mediums led to shows in other Northwest galleries.
After a lengthy career as an IT specialist in system consulting and data visualization, Tom, his wife, and their two rescue pups moved to Florence. Since then, he has focused primarily on digital art, using techniques to manipulate original photographs and other images to create “Digital Surrealism.”
Many of Tom’s pieces evoke a sense of other worldliness, even though they are frequently based on photographs taken on the Oregon coast. He uses several different software products to achieve this atmosphere, often spending days coaxing the computer to do his will before preparing a final version for one-off printing.
Tom is excited to join Backstreet, to study and grow as an artist, and to promote Florence through his art.