I have always loved art and have recently decided part of what I'd like to do is deliver images to others who either find them familiar because they have also experienced the beauty (such as a sunset in a kayak on a still lake) or they would never experience that type of view unless someone brings it to them. I paint very realistically with specific intent to steer the eye of the viewer and create the illusion of depth. I live in Traverse City with my beautiful wife of 38 years and we have 4 wonderful daughters and 4 grand kids. Mike has taken many workshops, college classes and has had many great instructors. Among Mike’s artistic accomplishments: 2018 ~ Unique display at ArtPrize 2018 at Harris Building 9/19/18 to 10/7/18 2018 ~ Won 3rd place People’s Choice Award in 2018 Experience Art Rapids 2017 ~ Within the top 5 People’s Choice Award vote in 2017 Experience Art Rapids 2015 ~ Won People’s Choice award at Baypointe exhibit 2014 ~ ArtPrize 2014 “Must See” list for kids. Unique display. Small sale to Ripley’s the “Believe It Or Not” people. 2013 ~ Second place National Cherry Festival Art Competetion 2012 ~ Won the Founder’s Memorial Award at the Michigan Water Color Society show Taught classes since 2003
Mike's ArtPrize Entries
These are Mike's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Mike's Past Work
These are images of past work that Mike has done.