Tom Stephenson was born and raised in Phoenix and has been painting for the past forty years. He is now a fulltime commission artist, painting large scale murals throughout the valley and airbrush work, mostly in the automotive industry. As a hobby, Tom shows his other acrylic and freehand airbrush paintings with us at the gallery. His realistic creations are often mistaken for photographs but we remind viewers he simply uses a photograph as a reference and takes it from there. Tom’s pieces portray people and their thoughts from unique perspectives: life, love, beauty, and death are all common themes throughout his pieces. Tom’s lifelike creations have become distinctly recognizable and popular within the gallery.