I have over 30 years experience as a fine and decorative artist. including art direction, training and managing artists and framing. currently i have my own freelance fine arts business since 2002, and specialize in custom finishes, including: faux outlets, custom italian plaster finishes, cement floor designs, and murals in diverse styles
Excellent team player
Special effects and restoration
Traditional fine art skills
Superb attention to detail
mural painting assistantApr 1997 to Apr 2001 Chuck Fischer Studio － New York, NYin studio mural assistant involved in all aspects of design, painting, and installation of traditional murals and faux finishes.
Executive And Artistic DirectorApr 2002 to Aug 2012 Blee Studio Inc. － Phoenix, AZOwned and managed a decorative arts studio with two full time employees, producing a variety of contemporary murals and finishes for an array of designers, contractors, architects, and homeowners.
Artistic Director Oct 2011 to Apr 2013 Younique Expressions, llc － Castle Pines, COA high end painting and wine bar experience. I was involved in all aspects of business creation, content development, and training and managing instuctors
Artisan And Sole ProprietorJun 2013 to Current Tom Blee, llc － Phoenix, AZA fine and decorative arts business specializing in one-of-a-kind commissioned finshes and art, for the high end home market.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts, Modern Dance1995University of Arizona － Tucson, AZSpecializing in modern and contemporary dance, with a minor in painting
Bachelor of Arts, PaintingSchool of the Art Institute Chicago － Chicago , ILspent one year at SAIC to enhance my fine arts degree at the UofA
Product accredidation, Italian Plaster Finishes2010ATOVA － Chicago, ILReceived accredidation for ATOVA's extensive line of italian plaster finishes and techniques