My name is Mike and I am an artist. My goal is to inspire with my art. Maybe art is not your thing, but I hope that my art inspires you to find your gift and embrace it fully.

About Mike - Born on January 25, 1999, I have lived in Edison, NJ my whole life. I come from a very supportive family - my father Edward; an engineer, my mother Suzanne; a stay-at-home mom, and two brothers Nick and Tom.  As early as I can remember, I always gravitated toward any opportunity to express my creativity, thanks to their encouragement.

On top of all the encouragement I received, there are two experiences in my life that I feel contributed most to the development of my passion for art.

First, in the summer of 2008, at the age of 9 years old, I underwent brain surgery to remove a lesion on my temporal lobe. The surgery was successful, but, in turn, limited the activities I could be involved in throughout my childhood. From fourth grade through middle school, I found a love for drawing. My favorite mediums included pencil, ink, and charcoal.

During the years following my surgery, I had a lot of encouragement to stay inspired while pursuing my love for art. All of the great encouragement I received in those years came from family, friends and even some teachers. But my biggest fan was my mother. 

This brings me to my next experience...

In the summer of 2013, following my graduation from middle school, my mother was diagnosed with Leukemia. She fought for six months with great courage. However, on December 9, 2013, she passed away. During her battle with cancer, my mother managed to go above and beyond as a mother and friend, the way she always did. It was greatly inspiring to say the least.

At the time of my mother's passing, I was fourteen years old, a freshman in high school and completely lost. It seemed as though I'd never make it through high school. Everything changed... but, the one thing that remained constant in my life, was Art.

After graduating high school, I attended Middlesex County College, where I received my associate's degree in liberal arts. During my time at Middlesex, I found great value in the art and business classes that I took. After graduating in 2020, I continued working as a lifeguard and pursuing art. In 2021, I began sharing my art with people by participating in a few local shows and fairs, and have been doing so ever since. 

I am forever grateful for the opportunity to share what I have been gifted with, with the world.

Thank you for visiting my site. I appreciate all who take the time to check out my work.