Thomas Butler is a figurative artist based in Southern California. He received an MFA from California State University, Long Beach, and a BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design. He has received several awards and scholarships, including two graduate scholarships to study in Italy. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in many venues, including the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA., Lyme Academy of Art, Lyme CT., Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA., Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA., Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH., and G. Leopardi Gallery, Florence, Italy. He is included in several private collections in Beverly Hills, CA., Boston, MA., Tokyo, Japan, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is currently a professor of Art at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA.