Tom Tarrer was born in 1927 in Chatfield, Texas. He taught
himself to draw and carve when he was in his thirties starting with drawings and then carving from the drawings. In 1995,
Tarrer began painting with acrylics on poster board. His subject matter includes western scenes, historical events,
humorous subjects, and memories from his youth. His work has been included in several prominent folk art shows, most
recently in “Spirited Journeys: Self-taught Texas Artists of the Twentieth Century”.