Mitty Higginbotham - Artist
Born in 1957, I, Mitty Higginbotham grew up in a small town in northeast Georgia, where I had a variety of inspiration from my father’s body shop to my grandfather’s small farm. I started drawing at an early age which often got me in trouble because of the note book paper I wasted in grade school. I truly love drawing cars, old 57 chevys, mustangs, old race cars and old coupes. I never studied art or took any formal training, just drew and painted what I loved .The pictures took me to the places my imagination allowed me to wander. By the time I got to high school, people constantly told me I needed to do something with my talent, but I never gave it any thought. I married my high school sweetheart, got in church, and started a family. I then started to look at my special ability. I decided to take a picture I had drawn years earlier to a local art teacher. I wanted her to look at the piece, and to tell me if I should pursue this gift that I seem to have or to leave it alone. The response was "What are you waiting for?" So since then I’ve been on my way to developing and broadening my skill. I mostly like to relive my past in my paintings. Inspiration comes from listening to people get together and tell their stories, the music I like to listen to, something I’ve read, or most often something I’ve done in the past. I love creating scenes that people see and often say they did that, and to see that happy look on their face while they reminisce of better, happier times. I’m doing what I love and I’m especially grateful that so many people enjoy it.