Tom Hoover was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Hoover has over 30 years experience in his field, starting as an airbrush artist and photo retoucher. In 1996 his career changed to Digital Art. Currently residing in the Indianapolis area working as a sports artist for a major sports company. He has enjoyed recognition for his artwork throughout his career. His portrait of Roberto Clemente currently hangs in the player's museum in Pittsburgh.