Mike Ivey
  • Male
  • Cleveland, TN
  • United States

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   I have been drawing and painting for many years. An uncle noticed that I liked to draw when I was in the fifth grade and bought me a small oil paint set. My first painting with those oils was a portrait of Dean Martin. I can remember winning a few awards, and I was asked to help with art in class and school activities. I doodled and drew a lot. Drawing or doodling when I should have been studying often got me in trouble in school. 

   While I have always been told I was artistic, I never thought about it much until I started to sell my work. I just loved to draw. Today, I have been drawing and painting for more than fifty years. I should be an artist by now, but I’m still learning. I started getting serious about my work a few years ago, especially portraits. 

   For some time, I have wanted to paint for a living, but I am satisfied to live to paint when I can. God has led me down a path He has chosen and added art to be my escape. Maybe that is why it is such a joy to me. I pastored churches for 33 years and was a chaplain at the Harris County Sheriff’s Department in Houston for years. I paint when I can and love every minute of it. 

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Posted on December 20, 2011 at 6:40pm 4 Comments

Finished this commission last night and thought I would share it in two parts. I received six photos and some idea of what they wanted. The two dogs on the ground were looking up at Thanksgiving turkey about to be served in the photo I used and the two dogs in the ovals are faithful companions they recently lost. I decided to use the ovals as I have seen in old art work. The…


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At 6:57pm on February 8, 2017, Ruby said…

Hi Mike, thank you for your lovely comments on my work.  I really appreciate it :)

At 5:16pm on April 1, 2015, Anne Withers said…

Hi Mike. Thanks for the friend request and your kind comment. All of your artwork is great. You are very talented.

At 1:53pm on January 3, 2015, Scott G said…

thanks for the ad...I really like your style and composition on pieces.

At 7:21pm on January 28, 2014, V. Peterson said…

Well i'm so new here that I didn't realize we had "friends"! Hi Mike :) I Love your work

At 9:57am on December 18, 2013, Lisa Booker Bown said…

Thanks for accepting my friend request, I am so lucky to be able to see such great Artists at work.. I look forward to learning from you all.. Any comments would be greatly appreciated 

At 6:17pm on August 1, 2013, Richard Tully. said…

 Hello Mike, thank you for your comments,I'm amazed so many people like pen and ink.

At 12:13pm on July 16, 2013, Richard Tully. said…

Thanks for the friend link Mike,I would ask for any criticism  you may have to make as I do need it, thanks again.

At 9:55pm on July 15, 2013, Richard Tully. said…

Hello Mike, just viewed your work,Fascinating, and that sir, does'nt hit me very often

At 5:39pm on July 15, 2013, Ed Kane said…

Thank you for accepting the invite. Your work is fantastic.

At 6:23pm on June 8, 2013, Sourav Bose said…

Mike, I posted an abstract painting called "Somewhere" on my page. Pl. comment on it. I'll really appreciate it.



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