Tom was born in Edinburgh in 1939 and attended Leith Academy.
He then served a 5 year apprenticeship, qualifying as a Master mould-maker with A.W. Buchan.
Tom has lived in the Scottish Highlands since 1968 and now lives within the Cairngorm National Park - where he has been able to study the Red Deer which he loves sculpting.
He has made models since he was 5 years old and it is his love of wildlife that inspired him to make sculptures professionally.
As well as sculpting the wildlife of many countries, he has also modelled a wide range of subjects, from sport and countryside figures to almost every breed of dog.