While not formally trained as a painter, Thomas Graff has spent a large portion of his life producing paintings.
Growing up, Thomas was no stranger to hard work and discipline. In fact, he had his first job at a local McDonalds when he was 14 years old. In order to support his dreams of being an artist though, Thomas started receiving commissions on the side to paint murals for people around his town. He recalls painting a 3-wall mural in a kid's playroom AND an entire bedroom in exchange for his first set of business cards when he was about 16 years old. He used these cards to promote himself and eventually painted a few murals for Cardinal Fitness, a service board for Chili's Bar and Grill, and the side of a brick apartment complex in Chicago, IL.
Today, Thomas is still hired to produce custom paintings and murals for clients. He often paints for pleasure on his free time and enjoys producing portraits of people and animals.