Tom was born in 1973 in London, England, to a father who was a lecturer in printmaking and a mother who worked with textiles and ceramics. Influenced by his artistic home life, he followed in his father’s footsteps and on leaving school started his fine art education. He received a BA Honours in Printmaking and Creative Book Arts from Croydon College in 2003 and then went on to study at the University of Brighton, where he gained an MA in Fine Art Printmaking and Professional Practice in 2005.
Tom is currently living in the Middle East, where he is Lecturer in Printmaking at the University of Sharjah, U.A.E. Prior to this, he taught printmaking at the London Print Studio and the University of Hertfordshire, UK.