Thomas Arvid is passionate about art and wine, he is a collector of both, he strives to capture the pleasure of a life well-lived on each canvas. He quickly earned himself a national reputation as a rising star with his remarkable, bold paintings of wine. Arvid is a self-taught artist that insists that wine should be approachable; his paintings are an embodiment of the causa;l way that we enjoy wine today. His approach to wine and painting is surprising, given his background as a Detroit native raised to parlay his inherent artistic talent. Arvid made the leap into pursuing his art as a career, and with the support of his historian wife and inspiration garnered during a backpacking trip, he began painting full time.