Andy began his professional art career began in the fall of 1991 after sixteen years with Leggett & Platt, Inc.
He works from his studio in Carthage, Missouri to create unique oil paintings that tell a story.
You can find his work in magazine articles Western Art Collector, Art of the West, Rural Missouri,
National Park Service brochures and educational books by the Franklin Watts Children Press, Harcourt and others.
He has also illustrated books and (with his permission) images have been used on many book covers.
The hardback books titled The Artful Journey & The West in Action contains over one hundred color images of his work and many include their stories that were mostly written by Thomas.