Announcement Welcome! Thanks for checking out the fresh and unique artworks by me-- illustrator Tom Sarmo!
Welcome! Thanks for checking out the fresh and unique artworks by me-- illustrator Tom Sarmo!
Rebecca Peace on Dec 17, 2015
The mounted print was shipped very quickly! The March Hare piece is beautiful- so unique and quirky. Everything about the transaction was handled very professionally. I am extremely happy with my purchase and I wouldn't hesitate to order art from Tom Sarmo again!
Edith de Ronde on Jul 27, 2015
It is all what I expected it to be. Just love it. Picture of bird in top hat is wonderful, with a nice finish. Nice frame, ready to hang or stand on its own. All in all, money well spend.
vsavarie on Jul 21, 2015
Super awesome incredible!!! That's just about the artist himself and the piece is equally as great - hope that this is the first of several pieces of Tom's art that I will have in my collection.
In My Head
Most of the art I make comes from the pics that float around in my head. My main occupation is to making them concrete, real, and viewable by others.
I chase down ideas and resources to help me paint, sculpt, or illustrate the visions. My brain is always churning away on that. I tend to seem lost quite a bit as a result, but...
the Cranky Bird Studio is where I pull it together. It's a storeroom of resources and materials, and a workspace of surfaces--as many as I can cram into that small area. I spend most days there making the imaginary tangible.
Owner, Creator, Pencil Pusher
I'm a friendly human, creating art and illustrations based on my interests. These include things Victorian and Edwardian, science and the natural world, and unusual art and artifacts. I also teach art and illustration workshops in Denver, Colorado.
I work in The Cranky Bird Studio (along with a few cranky birds), but am not at all cranky myself. I just have a great time making any offbeat works of art that happen to cross my mind.
I've been a professional illustrator and artist since 1986. It's a blast putting the goofy pics in my head onto a surface, and knowing that someone else gets a kick out of living with them.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Custom orders (see below) usually require payment in advance. Please contact me for specific arrangements depending on the item.
- If you live near Denver, CO and want to pick up an artwork I will be glad to sell it without shipping costs.
- Payment must be made within 3 business days of purchase and items will not be shipped until payment is processed.
- Items purchased with processed payments before 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday will be shipped the very next day. Any items purchased over the weekend will be shipped promptly Monday morning.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
I won't always have time for commissions and custom orders, but I'm always interested in discussing the possibilities with you. If you want to commission an original piece of artwork please know that they can take quite a while, depending on my non-Etsy illustration deadlines.