October FOBL Gallery Wall Artist

Michelle Rideout and Tommy Thompson

This month the art gallery will feature two artists, a talented father daughter combination. The two each have original artwork on display, in collection of 40 oil paintings.

Michelle Rideout gained much early inspiration from her father Tommy Thompson. She grew up watching him and naturally took on the hobby. Over the years, oil painting emerged as her favorite, and over last half decade, Rideout has exhibited her artwork in galleries in and around Nashville. To learn more about Rideout and view her impressive collection of artwork, visit http://michellerideout.com/.

Tommy Thompson has also had success as an artist. He began his career as an architectural and commercial illustrator before pursuing his real passion of oil painting landscapes. Thompson has studied nationally with respected artists such as Roger D. Brown, Shane Neal, Jason Saunders, Kevin Macherson, and many others. Thompson has been invited to display his artwork not only in Middle Tennessee, but in galleries across the southeast. To check out some of Thompson’s work, visit https://tommythompsonart.com.

Their paintings will be available for purchase or viewing from Oct. 1 – 31.

Presented by The Friends of The Brentwood Library:

Each month, The Brentwood Library hosts two local artists on the Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) Gallery Wall and Showcase Display. Please take a few extra moments the next time you visit to pause and savor these artists’ creations.

Each artist who displays their collection on the FOBL Gallery Wall contributes one piece to the our Art Lending Library. With over 230 pieces to choose from, patrons are able to check them out for ninety days. This artwork is a beautiful addition to the library that includes original artwork in acrylics, oils, pen and ink, pastels, photographs, and water colors. A full, detailed description of most items can be found in the Digital Collection on the library’s website.