Tom was born in Quorn South Australia in 1974. His interest in art began at a young age, developing his artistic skills throughout his school years. Tom worked as a mural artist in his early twenties. He gained valuable experience working on mural commissions in Queensland and South Australia. Settling on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Tom worked on canvas and spent twelve months painting the surrounding coastline and national parks of the Noosa region. He held his first exhibition in 1997.
In this time, Tom met his future wife, Kate, and together they moved back to South Australia where they have lived and raised their two daughters for the past 20 years. Working in oil on canvas, Toms light filled coastal images, still life paintings and Australian landscapes have been recognised and awarded numerous prestigious art prizes, most notably, twice winning best of show at the Camberwell art show in Melbourne (2007 and 2009). Other Camberwell art show awards include best Australian landscape (twice) and best still life (twice). Tom is also a three times winner of the Victor Harbor art show. As a painter of light and form, Tom’s subject matter is wide and varied. His passion for coastal vistas and landscapes also extends to his still life and native bird paintings, coastal flora, industrial landscapes, and his more recent bark and flame series of works.
Tom's work is in collections throughout Australia and overseas, with paintings in Dubai, USA, Canada, Vanuatu, Shanghai and Switzerland.