Born in Missouri, Lives & works in Knoxville, Tennessee

B.S. Fine Art, from Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar,Missouri
MFA, Illustration from The Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia

Mike’s work consists of colorful and vibrant cityscapes and landscapes, often bending and twisting the perspective in his compositions. Mike’s work has also been used in Pilot Food Mart Billboards across Knoxville and surrounding areas. In 2010, The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra commissioned Mike to create a painting to celebrate the Symphony’s 75th anniversary and prints are now available through the KSO Mike’s painting of the Gay Street Bridge is the cover art for Jack Neely’s new book; Knoxville, This Obscure and Prismatic City. Also his work is being featured on a blog called “Postcards from Knoxville” ( The blog features small paintings of Knoxville. In 2009, Mike was voted the Best Visual Artist of East Tennessee by The Knoxville News Sentinel Readers Poll.

He is the gallery manager for the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery, in Knoxville, and is an active member of the Art & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville.
His originals are on display at The District Gallery in Knoxville and The River Gallery in Chattanooga. Prints and Note cards are available at Rala Gift shop on Union Street in Knoxville.