Thomas Tustin (b.1984) is an artist born and raised in Pennsylvania and presently based out of Philadelphia, PA. Working predominately in oil paints and portraiture, Thomas explores the themes of fantasy, reality, and identity in his work. 
 
Statement:
My art is an exploration between the fantasy and reality. Using oil paint as my medium, I challenge the viewer’s assumptions and viewpoints of how we perceive the subject.  My approach to painting uses classical methods with a modern technique to capture the vibrancy of my subjects.  My work is always changing, pushing boundaries, and developing into something new.  In the end, I want to break the viewer of their assumptions and biases and make them see the subject in a new light.