BigToe, AKA Tom Laurawas born in LA and makes his home in Southern California. Hisformative years were spent surfing from Baja south to Ventura in the north and copying imagesfrom Mad Magazine and Ed Roth. After taking 10 years to get a 4 year fine arts degree at CalState Long Beach, Tom went into the apparel business, the surf industry to be specific and hasArt Directed lines such as Op and Maui and Sons. After opening his own design firm in 1998, hehas also produced artwork for brands such as Quiksilver, O'Neill, Rusty, Redsand, Hobie,Burton and Split. During this time, surfing and surf travel has been Tom’s passion, with localstatus at the “Trestles” punctuated by occasional surf trips to most of the Hawaiian Islands,Samoa and Various parts of Baja and mainland Mexico. After a 15 year "hiatus", he startedpainting again: acrylics is his medium of choice, and driftwood or other found materials are hispreferred "canvas".