Biography: Born near Pittsburgh and attended college at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where he studied printmaking. Looking for a job that required minimal schooling, Mike became an embalmer, but continued honing his painting skills as well as creating toys. He now resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Date Acquired: May 11, 2020
Location Acquired: Through the artist’s website
Type: Painting on wood
Size: 6″ x 8″
Personal Connection: I’m not sure how I discovered Mike’s work, but I think it was on Instagram. I love Day of the Dead inspired work and I see a lot of that in Mike’s pieces. And, while his bigger artwork commands higher prices, it was great when he came out with this simple series for a lower price. I was lucky enough to order a blue “At Home Together” Edition Hand Painted House just before he stopped making them.
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