In his own words:
I was born in Kapellen, a small town near Antwerp, Belgium as Tom Van de Wouwer and developed an interest in drawing from an early age on. After highschool I studied both photography and animation for 2 years but the interest in the more traditional arts persisted. After my experiences on the concept art workshops I developed a more serious interest in classical painting and drawing and eventually found my way to Studio Escalier in France. I attended the atelier on a merit based scholarship where I studied under the guidance of Timothy Stotz, Michelle Tully and Ted Seth Jacobs. These studies proved to be a catalyst for further investigation and rigorous questioning of my visual perception. An activity that I made into a habit and consider indispensable for a painter or drafts(wo)man. Currently I reside in a town near Brussels with my beautiful girlfriend and 5 year old boy who give me more strength and inspiration then anything else in the world.