Besides long experience with oils and water colors, Tom Donalson's artistic background includes creating program covers, brochures, posters, sets, and scenery for a local opera company. He has created safety posters for Macys stores and backgrounds for photographers and designs for theme parties at a country club. He designed the shoulder patches for Modesto Police Department worn by all officers and designed the cloisonné enameled recognition pin for the department's Continuing Innovation Program.
Tom's latest creativity is woodworking with hand drawn designs etched with a wood burner and then hand painted in brilliant colors. Currently his work consists of the very popular serving trays, recipe boxes, highly useful kitchen utensil boxes, eyeglass caddies, cutting boards, makeup brush holders, memento boxes and many other made to order original designs.