Film, Radio and Television Artist; Musician; Writer
After graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Communication, Thomas Bell quickly learned that the “business” world was not for him. Working odd jobs to pay the bills, Tom never lost sight of his purpose…to create…to leave the world better than he found it. Among many other ventures, Tom was able to turn old decrepit buildings and homes into works of art where people are able to gather, live, socialize and enjoy life. Those projects stretch from Waterloo Road on the east side of Cleveland to the Tremont neighborhood. The depths of his artistic interests are far reaching. Never taking himself too seriously, Tom has written and published a memoir of sorts, My Dad Is A Freak, an Indie Book Award winner detailing his serendipitous journey from bachelorhood to parenthood. In addition, he has written many articles, film scripts, short stories, and sitcoms. His latest works of art are his songs. His songs allow another avenue for story-telling, which is at the heart of every genre of writing. In addition to the aural element of music, his songwriting also opens the door to allow a visual component in the form of film/video. As a true artist, he never loses sight of the beauty in everything…vacant buildings, decrepit homes, paintings, photographs, songs, words and most of all… people.