about the artist
From Hampton, VA, and currently living in Virginia Beach, Mike mainly applies portraiture, abstract expressionism and surrealism. He became serious about art at Hampton High School and furthered his artistic interest at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. His art has been accepted into several exhibitions since 1997 with several awards along the way. Mike accepts commissions and consigns with several local galleries and other venues. His primary media is pencil, charcoal, and acrylic painting. He also applies pen/ink drawing, oil painting and photography. He is also a musician which helps tie in his love of doing musician portraits.
Overall, Mike says, “My goal is to share my art with those who have similar tastes and interests”. Having an admiration for various types of art, his work can represent the current state of the outside world, how he sees it, and how it could possibly be...“I will take someone or something familiar, such as a person or scene, and give an extra aura or aspect to it.”