Tom Repasky is an accomplished artist with technology expertise and a tea and coffee aficionado. Having moved to Danville from Portland, Oregon, where there are often two or three coffee and tea shops on a single block, he began to look for similar places in the local area. Not finding exactly what he had in mind, he decided to open his own.
As a professional artist who had gallery shows in Portland and the midwest, plus several websites promoting his art, Tom was also looking for a way to showcase his artwork in a more personal environment. One where people could actually walk in, look at it, and talk to him in person if they wished. He thought, "what better way to do that than over a freshly brewed cup of coffee?"
Tom has also had a long career in the computer technology field, and has been running a freelance technology consulting business via the internet for years. Opening the Tea Gallery has allowed him to move that business into its own home (rather than cyberspace), where again, he can meet with clients face to face and offer his expertise on anything from web development to system security assessments and audits. Tom's long involvement with digital art has also brought him into the role of instructor, as artists see his work and become interested in how to use the 3d programs for their own projects. As a result, he has also started to offer classes in how to create 3d art and animation.
Fresh roasted coffee, loose leaf artisan and gourmet teas. Tea accessories and a great time all at the Tea Gallery.