A fine artist, muralist, painter, fine art conservationist, and commissioned artist, but most importantly a loving father and a caring friend. He is originally from Greensboro, NC and attended Guilford College before studying art at the New York School of Visual Arts in1992. Mike's artwork encompasses a wide range of portraits, landscapes, and skyscapes from homes to businesses and anywhere in between. His paintings have been exhibited in major cities like New York, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, Miami, and all over North Carolina. Mike finds inspiration all around him in his daily life, being surrounded by the realism and natural beauty of the High Country. Most of his inspiration, however, comes from his two wonderful daughters! Mike can often be found working or painting in his gallery where he showcases artists from the local area as well as all around the country.