Thomas Cook grew up in Baltimore, Md., where he became interested in art early in childhood. He started studying traditional painting and drawing at Calvert Hall College High School with teacher Victor Janishefski. Thomas graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., in 2006. He is now living in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he continues his oil paintings in patterns and in portraiture. He is actively accepting commissions.