Art Brokerage: Thomas Easley American Artist: b. 1949. Thomas M. Easley was born in Oroville, California in 1949 and raised at Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He has spent most of his adult life in Europe and Asia. The study and practice of the principles of philosophy and metaphysics, which began for Easley as a child, have taken him through a number of professions, from music and song writing, in his teens, to freelance writing, teaching, journalism, professional skiing, carpentry and art. Listings wanted.