Tom Garrett Biography
Tom has spent the past four years focused on the creation of abstract fine art wood sculptures. With more than 35 sculptures completed, Tom is getting increased attention to his work including first place in the 3D/Sculpture category at the 2020 Georgetown Art Hop (a professionally juried statewide Texas art competition) and selection of five other submittals of his work including an honorable mention for display at the Georgetown Art Hop public display. More recently, Tom’s sculpture submitted to the Celebrity Oak Project, a fund raising project for the Lyndon B. Johnson refurbishment of the “Texas White House”, won the Jury’s Award (this project had submittals from more than 100 sculptors throughout the U.S.). Tom’s sculptures are now available through the Prellop Gallery in Salado, Texas and the Quinn Gallery in South Padre Island. All of Tom’s sculptures are donated to charities to raise funds for their fund raising events (those in the galleries send 50% of the revenues generated by the sculptures sales to charities).
Prior to engaging in the creation of wood sculptures, Tom spent the previous three years writing and publishing four fiction novels on Amazon. The novels are primarily in the action/suspense genre though one was a book of short stories on relationships. One of his short stories was published in the Huffington Post.
Tom spent the previous five years traveling and photographing primarily landscapes throughout the Southwestern United States. During that time Tom displayed and sold his photography at juried art festivals throughout the Southwest and Florida. Tom was the featured artist at the Huffhines Art Trails art festival in 2011 and several of his photographs were selected at juried art displays in Texas.
Prior to retiring, Tom spent a 45 year career in engineering and engineering management in the process automation industry. That career enabled Tom to travel the world – China, Singapore, Australia, India, the Middle East and many countries in Europe.
Originally raised in South Louisiana, Tom now lives in Austin, Texas.