He works in many different mediums including wood, metal, clay, drawing, watercolors and other painting techniques. He has created a variety of successful products over his twenty-two year career in the giftware industry.
His paintings are not all watercolors, but watercolor painting has been his passion throughout his creative career. He likes to apply ink and or pencil to his watercolors to define the images even more.
Mike lives in northeast Ohio in Medina County. He finds inspiration from the countryside and the many age old barns and farms that still exist in the area. His favorite landscapes are those that depict an old barn or building in disrepair, no longer used, and past its prime. Whether a farm scene or an old boat decaying in the weeds along the shore of Lake Erie, he tries to paint these subjects in their present state and convey the beauty they still hold.
A good friend once told Mike --- "I always see a story in your paintings". No bigger compliment than that!