Some of his commisions and works are found in the N.C. Collection Library at Chapel Hill, the Norfolk & Southern Railway company, Corning Corporation, the president of Southern Railway, the N.C, Archaeological Society and Don Shula of the Miami Dolfins. He was at one time represented by the Ariel Gallery in Soho, N.Y
As a Christian, Tom is using his God given talent as a witnessing tool to spread the gospel of Christ. He is a member of Refuge Fellowshjip, Conover, N.C. He is a former President of the Hickory Landmarks Society and Board of Directors of the North Carolina Archaeological Society.
His recent photography awards: Second place in the Catawba Valley Camera Club 2007. A photo accepted in his category with the Appalachian Mountain photography competition 2008. The photo was one of 46 accepted out of 860 world wide, winning an award.
He was invited to a White House reception in 2008 to view a Christmas ornament he painted that hung on the 20ft White House Christmas tree. He recently had a photograph one of sixty selected out of 2,500 world wide for final judging by PCPhoto contest in Feb. 2009. Also recently had his photograph "First Snow" picked in the finelist appalahcian photo contest 2009, 46 out of 950 world wide.
November 2009 , His photo is on Tamron's web and pagebook site for being selected one of 18 favorite photos out of appx 7,000 entries for their Americana photo contest.
In May of 2019 I won First Place and Third place award in the Full Circle Art Contest. Blue Bucket and Fog lake were the titles.