4126 Amber St, Boulder, CO 80304
Mike has been developing his artistic talent most of his life. At the vocational-technical high school Mike attended, in Central Pennsylvania, he was a fixture in the drafting department, spending several hours a day drafting plans for projects in the wood, metal and auto shops. His early career in drafting led to a degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State and several satisfying drafting jobs for major companies. Then, in the 1990s, the drafting profession changed radically with computer technology, and Mike found himself missing the artistry of drawing. It was then that he began to seriously teach himself to paint, allowing his artistic expression to expand beyond what had primarily been, up to that point, a vacation pastime.
"I like to experiment and try new things in an effort to keep my work fresh, evolving, and continue to push and grow as an artist. ”
Mike’s oil paintings are currently exhibiting around Boulder in restaurants, hotels, and at the award-winning Creative Framing Gallery in Louisville, Osmosis Gallery in Niwot.
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