Tommy Midyette Fine Art

 
 
 

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Tommy Midyette

Tommy Midyette Fine Art

Raleigh, NC

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I have always gravitated towards creative pursuits. I am most at home when I am making something visually or musically. That�s where my comfort zone is.
I first became aware that I have a talent for drawing and painting when I was in the fourth grade. I made a colorful sketch of a Mexican man in a sombrero. I remember receiving more than enough compliments on that. During the rest of my school years, it was always my visual art that brought me the most attention. I also was involved in other creative outlets such as: making silent movies and singing/playing guitar in a band. Luckily, I grew up in a neighborhood with other males who weren�t just creative, but also athletic. I really enjoyed playing football with my friends and being on a tennis team. My father taught me a lot about water sports i.e. water-skiing, swimming. I was on several swimming teams, but can't say I liked it much.
I took 3 years of art in high school.
I attended NCSU College of Design and obtained a bachelor�s degree in graphic design. We learned about many design concepts and terms. It helped me see with a designer�s eye. After awhile, it became quite second nature to quickly take into account all the things we were taught. After graduation, I became more interested in painting portraits than in graphic design. Personal computers starting dominating the scene and graphic design was being made solely on the computer. I prefer the low-tech approach to art-making. I enjoy the challenge of making something totally by hand that my customers will treasure and get excited about. A computer might make art that is more �perfect,� but the human hand gives it more soul.
I�ve been a portrait painter for 22 years in the Raleigh area and painted hundreds of faces, (and some buildings). I�ve gone to portrait painting seminars and been taught by some of the most successful painters of our time. I want to continue taking classes and reading books on painting. It can only help me evolve artistically.
I have also found time to produce quite a few non-portrait paintings. Some of my favorite subjects are birds, water and people interacting with each other. I�ve had my non-portraits shown in several art galleries around NC. I�ve sold a few as well. I�ve been hired to make illustrations for a greeting card company. I have painted murals and Duke University hired me to make sketches for several murals we will be painting on campus in the future. I have been paid to create websites and do other graphic design work.

 

Cary Fountain blue water by Tommy Midyette

 

Cary Arts Center and Fountain by Tommy Midyette

 

Cary Theater by Tommy Midyette

 

Cary Fountain by Tommy Midyette

 

Archie by Tommy Midyette

 

Floyd the barber in color by Tommy Midyette

 

Floyd the barber by Tommy Midyette

 

Uncle Arthur by Tommy Midyette

 

The Cat Tore Up The House by Tommy Midyette

 

Folded Hopes by Tommy Midyette

 

Cool Currents by Tommy Midyette

 

Drone Picnic by Tommy Midyette

 

Twilight Boats by Tommy Midyette

 

iShave by Tommy Midyette

 

Crude Pricing by Tommy Midyette

 

Blue Hat Girl by Tommy Midyette

 

Substation by Tommy Midyette

 

Girl Reading Book by Tommy Midyette

 

Pinwheel Palms by Tommy Midyette

 

Sneaky Snake Doodle by Tommy Midyette

 

Overpassed by Tommy Midyette

 

Bell Tower by Tommy Midyette

 

Dramatic Texting by Tommy Midyette

 

Raleigh in Winter by Tommy Midyette

 

Raleigh downtown realistic by Tommy Midyette

 

Chinese Lanterns by Tommy Midyette

 

Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo by Tommy Midyette

 

Bumble Bee by Tommy Midyette

 

Lollipop Land by Tommy Midyette

 

Red Hurricane by Tommy Midyette

 

Ocracoke Lighthouse dusk by Tommy Midyette

 

Vertigo Village Apts by Tommy Midyette

 

Riesling Falls by Tommy Midyette

 

Beyonce Radiant and Glowing by Tommy Midyette

 

Beyonce with Lime to go by Tommy Midyette

 

Planet of Ice 3 by Tommy Midyette

 

Planet of Ice by Tommy Midyette

 

Cat House by Tommy Midyette

 

Fantasy Trees 2 by Tommy Midyette

 

Girl of Egypt in green by Tommy Midyette

 

Fantasy Trees by Tommy Midyette

 

Water Well by Tommy Midyette

 

Venice Costumes by Tommy Midyette

 

Girl of Egypt on orange stone by Tommy Midyette

 

Girl of Egypt by Tommy Midyette

 

Sunfish Sailboat Race by Tommy Midyette

 

Coffee shop Culture by Tommy Midyette

 

Chip by Tommy Midyette