Now a Los Angeles-based artist, Tommy originally hails from his beloved small hometown of Lutherville, Maryland. As a fourth grader, he won a silver medal in the Kanagawa World Children’s Art Exhibition. As a senior in High School, his pencil sketch of three local Providence Fire Fighters was awarded the prestigious Princeton Award given to the Best High School artist in the country.
Tommy was offered a full scholarship to Carnegie Melon University but instead attended Loyola College in Maryland as a Fine Arts Major. While at Loyola, he played Lacrosse and his team advanced to the 1990 NCAA National Championship. Tommy was chosen as the VISA Scholar Athlete of the year before going on to play professionally for the Baltimore Thunder.
“Never forget where you came from, family first, do what you love, do it with passion, and as for the grass being greener on the other side, it isn’t. Sometimes it is even purple, just ask a 6 year-old. “