Thomas Arnolds was born in 1975 in Geilenkirchen, Germany. From 1997 to 1999 he trained as a stonemason and stone sculptor, and thereafter worked for two years as a church restorer for the Diocese of Aachen. From 2001 to 2005 he studied painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig under Walter Dahn. Since 2007 his work has been shown in numerous individual and group exhibitions at home and abroad. Thomas Arnolds lives and works in Cologne.