Tom Matousek is a self-taught artist from Cleveland, Ohio, who has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 20 years. Painting large wall murals for his daughter in 1999 gave birth to a mural painting business. Since the onset of Pied Piper Designs, Tom has created murals in private homes including those of professional athletes, as well as theater sets, public libraries, restaurants, senior care facilities, and AT&T Park. In 2010, he won a Shellie Award, the East Bay’s version of the Tony’s, for theatrical set design. He has been painting children’s theatre sets for Standing Ovations since 2008.
Murals eventually led to oil painting. As a fine artist, Tom’s work is described as abstract impressionistic cubist realism. In April of 2016, Tom signed with Disney Fine Art and contributes to the Disney fine artwork sold at all Disney resorts, on Disney cruise lines, and in 135 galleries worldwide.
In 2013, Tom was selected as DDR Corp’s Artist in Residence. Through DDR, he traveled to various cities across the U.S. creating community art projects based on his unique style, and was the featured artist at the world’s largest chalk festival in Pasadena in 2013 and 2014. where local residents participated in helping recreate his Jackie Robinson painting in chalk. In December 2013, Tom was featured at Art Basel in Miami; BMW unveiled their i8 concept car at his show. While at Art Basel, Tom presented renowned pop artist and ambassador to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Romero Britto, with an original painting of himself. Britto stated about the piece, “At least 500 artists have painted me; yours is the most spectacular.”