Thomas Sarrantonio studied Painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia where his teachers included Wil Barnet and Sidney Goodman.  He also holds degrees in Biology and English.  His paintings have been exhibited widely and he is the recipient of numerous honors including a Pollock-Krasner Award and a Visiting Artist Residency in Normandy, France. He teaches in the Art Department at SUNY College at New Paltz and lives in Rosendale, New York with his wife and children.