I (Tom) first discovered my love of drawing when I was 7 years old. From then on, I knew what I wanted to do in life. Throughout my childhood and formative years, I continued to hone my drawing skills, while developing an esteemed reputation among my teachers and peers.
In 2001, I was accepted into the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where I studied drawing, as well as illustration and graphic design. I earned my BFA in 2006 and have since had the pleasure of working on a variety of freelance projects, most of which have involved accurately portraying people.
In 2015, I decided to carve out a niche for myself as a portrait artist and have built a body of work dedicated exclusively to hand-drawn portraiture, which you can view here at Tom Wheeler Art.