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Tom Meyers

Tom Meyers

Profile Location
Lincoln , NE

Tom was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1956. Second oldest of eight siblings, he showed artistic talent at an early age, giving a demonstration to a PTA gathering when he was five. Because drawing and painting came easily to him, he failed to grasp the value of instruction and practice. Not until college did he begin to realize that talent can be developed and raised. An incomplete minor in Art at UNO taught him much of technical drawing and close observation of subject matter.
He did not pursue a career in art until 1995 when his Husker poster sold nearly 500 copies. Ten years with Jay Tschetter's crew at Images in Brick taught scale and precision. Twelve years and thousands of chalkboards at Old Chicago restaurants taught him the value of repetition and long, extended sessions of drawing.
Now he bounces between fine art and commercial signage and menu boards. He says he has felt like a real artist only for the last few years. He is happily married to Suzy with whom he has raised three great kids. 

Artist Statement

My definition of art is "the skillful use of media to express an idea or convey an experience". I try to show that some skill has been applied to my work. My work is mostly realistic, representational stuff which is accessible without being condescending. It is work that I hope will bring pleasure to the viewer and which will remain interesting into the future, partly because the marks are clear. I try to avoid clichés and sentimentality while still reaching for purely visual beauty. The work should speak for itself without enigmatic titles. 



Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Jim Aden
Liana Agnew
Joel Anderson
Mark Arnold
Michael Ashley
Posey Bacopoulos
Shawn Teseo Ballarin
Green Bee
Jessica Brandl
Wes Brown
Matt Bukrey
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Jen Carlson
Neil Celani
Austin Coudriet
Drew Curtright
Lindsey Day
Amanda Durig
Adrienne Eliades
Paul Eshelman
Katelyn Farneth
Lynette Fast
Anna Gadek
PJ Hargraves
Mark Hargraves
Sarah Jentsch
Kyle Johns
G.V. Kelley
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Louis LaBudda
Lynn Latta
Clay Leonard
Sam Loeffler
Carol Long
Anika Major
Susan McGilvrey
Tom Meyers
Catie Miller
Katie Nieland
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Cathy Patterson
Christy Puetz
Brittany Rea
Sarah Rowe
Sophia Ruppert
Erin Ryan
Agnes Seebass
Sarah Shoot
José Sierra
Sarah Smelser
Shannon Smith
Maria Spiess
Susan Stark-Johnson
Evan Stoler
Patty Talbert
Harry Tompkin
Tara Tonsor
April White
Tara Dawley
11/6/20 to 12/30/20
Multiple Mediums

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