Mike has been studying creating an illusion of depth since he first saw an example of foreshortening when he was a kid. Using concepts like “in-front-ive-ness” and a special brush technique, Mike’s paintings sing.
He’s taught classes since 2003.
He met his wife at a Burger King where they both worked in 1974.
They have been married since 1980 and have 4 beautiful daughters and 4 grandchildren.
Mike's Artistic Accomplishments
2020 ~ Accepted into juried show for Michigan Water Color Society
2/26/19 Featured in “Artist’s Profile” on The Four a local CBS News affiliate
2019 January-May Dennos Museum, Traverse City ~ Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition
2018 ~ ArtPrize 2018 Top 25 Public Vote in his category.
2018 ~ Third place People’s Choice Award in Experience Art Rapids
2017 ~ Within the top five People’s Choice Award vote in Experience Art Rapids
2015 ~ People’s Choice award at Baypointe exhibit on “The Cross”
2014 ~ ArtPrize 2014 Major exhibit at J. W. Marriottt
2013 ~ Second place National Cherry Festival Art Competition
2012 ~ Founder’s Memorial Award at the Michigan Water Color Society show