I am an abstract artist born in Pensacola and raised in Naples, FL
My definition of abstract art is to express emotion, and experience using color, stroke and composition.
" The story behind the painting" is often written on the back the piece.
There are many examples of my writing on the "About Mike Page".
Why do I paint and write?
I paint and write to understand myself and show others what I've learned......
The problem with logic is that it's man made. As humans, we were born with emotion. We are more than numbers, more than law, and we are especially unlogical.
We are all individuals with unique experiences, emotions and personalities.
We are not numbers.
To me, abstract paintings are emotion without words. Painting and writing helps me unederstand who and why I am.
Painting abstract is a way to find yourself in a world of others. Some are lost, some taught, some shamed and others abused into a life of intolerant beliefs that force the individual into suppressing who they really are. Unfortunately many people do not understand they have a choice to change.
" JUDGE PUBLIC"
"Do you swear to fit in, swallow your choices, beat yourself up, be angry and frustrated the rest of your life?
So help you gossip?"
"Do you swear to accept the past? Draw a line in the sand and start living a new life ?
Do you swear that from this day forward to be yourself , just you? all of you? all of the time?
So help you God and your happiness?
I hope this makes sense. It changed my life. I was able to stop playing victim and twist the worst parts of my life into my greatest asset. Being an artist and expressing where I've been. Painting abstracts is a way to understand myself, forgive myself , and create a life I never thought possible..... For me, its not about money. It's showing others what I've learned.
The "Past Works" page has several examples of my paintings.
The "Writings" page has several examples of the writings I do on the backs of paintings.
On The "Who is Mike page" there are picture from the past and present.
Please call if you have any questions or want to inquire about a commission, please call me.