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Mike Ivey

Mike Ivey Art

Cleveland, TN

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I have been drawing and painting for many years. An uncle noticed that I like to draw when I was in the fifth grade and he 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 four years. I served at North Park Baptist Church in Humble, Recently my wife and I moved to Cleveland, TN.

I paint when I can and love every minute of it.

I have never had any formal training in art. I have studied art that interests me as much as I could, and I took a few semesters of art instruction in college but I’m mostly self-taught and still learning.

 

Margret Lawson by Mike Ivey

 

Zuri painting by Mike Ivey

 

Sadie by Mike Ivey

 

Hoss by Mike Ivey

 

Munoz by Mike Ivey

 

Patsy's Puppy by Mike Ivey

 

Cline Pets by Mike Ivey

 

Lupe by Mike Ivey

 

Athena by Mike Ivey

 

Tranquillity by Mike Ivey

 

Father And Daughter by Mike Ivey

 

Amanda and Mom by Mike Ivey

 

Sedona Trail by Mike Ivey

 

Zeus by Mike Ivey

 

On The Porch Swing by Mike Ivey

 

Little Mason by Mike Ivey

 

Up Into The Trees by Mike Ivey

 

Couple by Mike Ivey

 

COLD CREEK ARKANSAS by Mike Ivey

 

Kymulga Covered Bridge by Mike Ivey

 

Ocoee River Low Tide by Mike Ivey

 

Patiently Waiting by Mike Ivey

 

Ocoee River Rafting by Mike Ivey

 

Rocky Stream by Mike Ivey

 

Grandma and Granddaughter by Mike Ivey

 

Cooper by Mike Ivey

 

Red Clay Tennessee by Mike Ivey

 

Smith Commission by Mike Ivey

 

The Armstrongs by Mike Ivey

 

Bedtime Prayer by Mike Ivey

 

Bed Time Prayers by Mike Ivey

 

beauty by Mike Ivey

 

Longhorns in Bluebonnets by Mike Ivey

 

NPBC by Mike Ivey

 

Beautiful Hibiscus by Mike Ivey

 

Sedona AZ by Mike Ivey

 

All Things by Mike Ivey

 

Texas Blues by Mike Ivey

 

Dr. Jerry Falwell by Mike Ivey

 

Bill Harvey by Mike Ivey

 

Dr. Kenny Baldwin by Mike Ivey

 

Scout by Mike Ivey

 

Four Dogs and a Squirrel by Mike Ivey

 

Self portrait by Mike Ivey

 

50th Anniversary by Mike Ivey

 

Dobson Wedding by Mike Ivey

 

Tiger Tote by Mike Ivey

 

Deacon by Mike Ivey