Tom Paiement received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine.  After working in the aerospace industry for years, he decided to explore the creative process offering him an aesthetic outlet missing from his mathematical and scientific work. After earning his M.F.A. in Printmaking at the University of Iowa in 1985 under the tutelage of Mauricio Lasansky, Tom taught at Hamline University in St. Paul.  Tom returned to Maine to paint full time and for 30 years he has exhibited extensively.  His work is represented in private and public collections.

Tom Paiement is represented in Maine by Greenhut Galleries.