At the age of fourteen, Tom started learning painting with the well-respected portrait artist Mr. P. Nesbitt from St. Catharines, Ontario. He also tutored with Mr. W. Harisch, a landscape artist from  the former Czechoslovakia.  Mr. Harisch had a great influence on Tom, tips and pointers that in his later years would help him master his oil technique. Tom continued his education in the commercial art course at Central Tech Art School in Toronto. It was there that he studied illustrative art, graphic art, and poster design. He also studied at The Ontario College of Art and Ryerson for photographic Arts.

After 27 years in the Commercial and Graphic Arts field, Tom's passion turned to the fine arts. Practicing a tradition of capturing the beauty and spirit of Canada, Tom makes yearly trips up to Georgian Bay and Algonquin to photograph, study and paint. Tom's goal in the fine arts is to convey "the essence of Canada" - traditional Canadian landscapes with a new spirit.

Paintings  range from:  $450 to $6000 contact Crescent Hill Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario

Memberships

  • 1998 - The Etobicoke Art Group
  • 1998 - Federation of Canadian Artists
  • 2004 - “Franklin Carmichael Art Group”
  • 2013 - En Plein Air Society
  • 2014 -  “Oil Painters of America” 
  • 2015 - Burlington Fine Arts Association

Selected Exhibitions and Galleries

  • Third place and People’s Choice Awards McMichael Art Gallery Kleinburg, Ontario
  • Hummingbird Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • The National Ballet Of Canada, Art Exhibition
  • Crescent Hill Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario (Current)
  • Franklin Carmichael Art Group, Ontario 
  • Artworld of Sherway, Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Westmount Gallery, Etobicoke, Ontario

Collections

  • Kimberly Clark of Canada, Toronto Ontario
  • CIBC, Toronto, Ontario
  • RBC of Canada
  • Numerous Private Collectors