early as Mike can remember, he expressed himself through drawing.
Cartoons on TV and Mad Magazine provided him with early inspiration.
At the age of eight, Mike discovered caricature when he made a
drawing that “almost” looked like Richard Nixon. This
skill was developed further in high school using fellow students
and unknowing teachers as subjects.
Mike studied illustration at the Academy
of Art College in San Francisco, where he received a BFA with
Distinction. During Mike’s
formal education, he never forgot the creative spirit of his childhood,
and his present style began to take shape.
Early in his career, Mike was called upon
for editorial illustrations with a humorous twist. His distinct
style soon began to attract assignments in children’s publishing
and advertising as well. Today, Mike is sought out nationally
by a diverse range of clients.
Through stylized compositions and
concepts that embody humor, wit, or satire, Mike’s goal
is to keep the viewer interested and engaged in his pictures.
His hope is to leave an impression on the viewer long after the
viewing experience is over.
Mike lives in Elk Grove, California with his
wife Shirley, a graphic designer.