Tom Christopher is a classically trained artist who started out in Los Angeles working for Disney and Motor Trend Magazine. He then moved to New York to work as a courtroom artist covering trials for CBS News. All the while painting and exhibiting in the East Village huge canvasses of hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches and other tools. One day, as he describes it, he had an epiphany of sorts and became obsessed with painting street scenes of New York. These paintings reflect the journalistic immediacy of his earlier training coupled with a wild paint application influenced by the Fauves and Der Blau Rider schools of art.