Featuring the Artwork of Tom Ackley


Tom Ackley, originally from Illinois, came to Daytona beach in 2001 to pursue a dream. He loved Florida’s landscape and wildlife, so he became a fisherman, a surfer, a kayaker – anything that would get him close to the creatures that lived in this environment. He originally thought trolling behind shrimp boats a mile off-shore catching Redfish, Cobia, and Sharks was that what he wanted to do, but soon things changed.

Tom started making art… a talent he had for many years. After Tom produced a few paintings, his wife, Vicki-jo, encouraged him to show them. The first time he ever showed his art was at the French market on Beach street in 2010.

“Creating art brings joy to my life, and selling it brings joy to the lives of others.”
Tom Ackley

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