Artist * Designer * Illustrator * Calligrapher
Tom Mendenhall currently resides in Cartersville with his wife Molly. He was born in Charleston, SC, where he studied at the Gibbes Art Gallery for four years with Corrie McCullum, William Halsey, and William Hirsch. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Georgia.
Tom’s work has been shown or is on permanent exhibit in a variety of settings:
•While a senior in high school, a painting was selected for display in the South Carolina State exhibition. This painting received an award of merit. Since that first showing Tom’s work has been exhibited in the South Carolina “State Show” many times. “With a Whimper” on exhibit here in the library was first shown at the “State Show.”
•Tom has shown his art at Rose Lawn for a number of years.
•The jury selected his paintings to be shown at the “Art of the Golden Age” in Marietta, GA. This show is sponsored by Kennesaw State University.
•Tom has a mural of a circus theme in an elementary school in Macon, GA.
•One of his paintings is part of the permanent exhibit at Jaycee National HQ in St. Louis, MO.
•He also has a painting hanging in an entrance to the Big Shanty Museum in Kennesaw, GA.
Tom was an art instructor with the Cobb County Adult Education program. He also taught oil, water color, and calligraphy at his Southlight Studio. He taught children classes at the YMCA in Marietta, GA. Additionally, Tom gave instruction in calligraphy at Hobby Lobby in Cartersville, GA.