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’s art is currently displayed in several local galleries and other venues with his primary media being pencil, charcoal, and acrylic painting, but he also applies pen/ink drawing and oil painting. He is also a musician which helps tie in his love of doing musician portraits.
With a wide range of tastes and interests in various types of art (and music), 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.”