Racial Justice Speaker Series

 Tommie Robinson

Life Lessons and Justice

October 2, 2020 at 7:00PM

SouthEnd ARTS website and social media.

THE HALLMARKS of Tommie Robinson’s career are hard to miss: Included in his long list of public and private art projects and exhibitions are two 24-foot-tall murals next to Spectrum Center’s escalators. The 72-year-old, who has been painting nearly everything (and on nearly everything) in Charlotte for more than 50 years, has made historic works, especially oversized ones, his calling. “It’s just one of the specialties that I have,” he says. “I can paint large, and I know a lot of history.”
.... Charlotte Magazine, 2019

At 73, Tommie Robinson is still working daily.  In his twilight years, Mr. Robinson wants to share his wisdom with up and coming artists who seek his advice.  He will tell you upfront it’s not talent that will make you famous. It’s the daily discipline of experimenting, perfecting and refining the art.  He has been able to put 2 children through college, maintain a lifestyle and command 5-figure commissions during his art career.  Thanks to the Mecklenburg County Bar, his current commission will make history as the first Black artist to hang a portrait of the Honorable Judge in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.