Tom Wichitsripornkul was born and raised in Bangkok. He came to the United States in 1994 to study animation at William Patterson University in New Jersey. He worked for R/GreenBerg Associates in New York, then moved to Blue Sky Studios where, as a Materials Technical Director, Tom's film credits include Ice Age I and II, Robots and Horton Hears a Who! Meanwhile he studied painting at the National Academy School of Fine Arts in Manhattan. Since then Tom has relocated to the west coast to join the Pixar team in northern California where he contributed to the multi-award winning animated film Up and Brave and is currently working on Inside Out as a Shading Technical Director. Many thanks to Tom for donating this serene still life in oil.