Kustomflow is a custom paint and airbrush service based in Hull, East Yorkshire.
It’s run solely by myself (Tom) with the support of Shayne and his team at Brough Body Repairs.
I’m a completely self taught airbrush artist, with an education and working background in graphic design and digital marketing. From an early age I knew I wanted to be involved with art and design in some form. I’ve always been fascinated with fantasy art, airbrushed artwork and the Kustom Kulture scene, with my biggest inspiration coming from HR Giger.
I started airbrushing whilst at university in order to complete a project. I purchased a relatively cheap airbrush and borrowed my dads compressor. Within a few months I upgraded my kit and started working on small projects for family and friends, teaching myself the skills and techniques needed (with some really steep learning curves along the way).
In 2006 I eventually started to take on paid commissions and established the moniker ‘Kustomflow’ and started up the paint shop. Over the years my client base has grown along with my abilities, I’ve met some great people and it’s opened some unexpected doors working with some industry leading brands.
My work has featured in various publications as well as at shows across the country and has helped customers win numerous awards for their projects.
A keen cyclist myself, I have a vested interest in all things cycling related (especially road) and in recent years since taking up the sport to improve my fitness and social life I have been commissioned to paint an increasing number of bike frames not only for private individuals, but OEM and big brand distributors. This enables me to combine my passions for design and cycling, which hopefully shows in the work produced for clients.