Thomas E. Stewart is a muralist and public artist who has created large-scale, photorealistic murals in visitor centers and other public venues for over two decades. Tom grew up in Minneapolis, and holds a BS in Forestry and a BFA in painting. His art career started in Alaska where he produced a series of paintings depicting the domestication of the Alaskan landscape and painted numerous Alaska flora and fauna murals, which appear in schools, libraries and a state ferry vessel. Choosing to move back to Minnesota to spend more time with his aging parents, he was awarded several mural commissions with studios in the Twin Cities, followed by a position with Split Rock Studios in Arden Hills, Minnesota as a muralist. The murals he has painted for Split Rock appear in numerous state and national interpretive centers and science and history museums. Tom is currently painting murals as an independent contractor and also painting smaller works for exhibits and gallery sales.