Tom is a RISD architecture grad, licensed architect, and illustrator. Some of my favorite illustrations are his house portraits. I think a custom illustration of one's home would make a great gift. In fact, I hope to be able to gift a couple myself some day!
All of Tom's illustrations are also available as note cards and can be found at local shops like Craftland and Books on the Square.
If you love Rhode Island like I do you'd be interested in Tom's book for sure. It was published in 2008 and is titled Sketchbook Rhode Island. The book features Tom's watercolor illustrations of local historical buildings, gates, food, and flowers along with hand lettered text. Find it at risd works, the risd store, the Brown University Bookstore, Books on the Square, and Barrington Books.
Look for Tom's illustrations in the winter issue of edible Rhody coming out very soon!