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A photo of Tommy Midyette holding paint brushes over his shoulder.

Tommy Midyette

Born in Hickory, NC

Lives & works in Raleigh, NC


From a very young age, I have enjoyed entertaining myself through painting or drawing.  It’s just fun to watch a picture develop and to be in control of it. In high school, I took 3 years of art and felt at home in that classroom. When it was time to choose a major in college, I went with graphic design. They taught me a lot about all the concepts behind good design. Soon after graduating, I started painting portraits of people in 1987. Nowadays, I also paint or draw portraits of pets, houses, boats, etc. But, really, I can be commissioned to paint or draw ANY subject. I’ve also been hired to paint murals, signs and décor art. When I have found the extra time, I’ve done paintings for art galleries or cafés to

sell. One of my paintings is hanging in the Governor’s mansion.      



1982 - 1986 NCSU School of Design

1978 - 1981 Sanderson High School art classes

Portrait Painting Seminars

in Raleigh, North Carolina

at Savannah School of Design, Georgia

Certificates of Completion Wake Tech

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop Advanced

Dreamweaver intermediate level

Adobe Flash level 2


Grants & Awards 

2020 received art grant from Wake Tech


Exhibitions & Festivals

2022 - modern art painting on display at Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

2014 - painting on display at NC Museum of Art



2020 - oil painting of downtown Raleigh published in Our State magazine february issue

2020- oil painting of Mecca restaurant published in Midtowne magazine Sept issue

TV appearances

WRAL interview February 2020

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