Tom Taylor was born in South Bend, Indiana and grew up with a strong passion for two things in life: art and baseball. His pursuit of a Major League baseball career enabled him to represent our country in the Europe World Port Games where Team USA won the championship. He was especially proud of his acceptance to Florida Southern College, an institution that is frequently listed among the top 10 schools for baseball and the arts. He felt that it was a fantastic opportunity to attend an institution where he could hone the skills necessary for both a career in baseball and in art. While earning his art degree, he spent the summers working at the Pentagon as a graphic designer for the Air Force where he received an award for outstanding service for the USAF.
After attaining All-American honors in high school and All-Conference honors in college, Tom spent the last year of his baseball career playing for the Elmira Pioneers in the Independent Northern League of Professional Baseball. Following several injuries, he felt it was time to hang up the cleats and move on to his career in art.
Tom started his business, “Mural Art LLC,” in 1999 and has since been painting wall murals, custom paintings, trompe l’oeil, and decorative art in homes all throughout the country. “The people who I have met through my business have been so friendly, and I have been blessed to know them and collaborate with them while doing artwork in their homes,” he comments. He especially enjoys working on children’s rooms and says, “The look on a child’s face after I’ve transformed their room is what makes my job so gratifying. Their faces just light up and their eyes become so big, it just makes me smile every time. Now that I have two children of my own, I can relate to the joy that my artwork brings to families and their children.”
The Wow Effect is what Tom continually strives for when transforming living spaces into eye-catching, memorable environments. Whether it be murals, custom paintings, trompe l’oeil, or decorative art, he can give your home the inspired character to make your space one of a kind.
Tom would be happy to meet with you in your Florida home to present his entire portfolio and to offer creative solutions for any area.
You can call or text Tom for your free consultation at (407)791-4724