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Mike Brennan shares experiences through art & design.
Some of his work includes custom "Rockstar" pet portraits, pop culture art, yoga art, live event sketching, original paintings, graphic design, and recently, he authored / illustrated the book "Dear Snow: One Man's Angry Rant Against Winter". While the media and subject matter may vary, he creates art that shares experiences centered around those themes to form connections with his audience.
Mike’s artistic journey began as a boy in New York, where he would construct heartwarming greeting cards for family and friends. He loved seeing people's faces light up when they received his art. Even an early age, he understood the importance of serving others through his art and bringing them value.
Mike believes that art should benefit and enrich people’s lives via subject matter or bringing beauty of a unique perspective. His philosophy is that Art is a gift, to be given and to be shared. His style is loose and organic, communicating a sense of experimentation, play and fun. His color palette is often vibrant and saturated, influenced by works in the Pop Art and Post-Impressionist movement. He explores line, texture and color in his work.
After a ten year absence, Mike returned to his art in what can be considered a creative comeback. He embarked upon a new creative journey of a 365 consecutive daily painting / drawing habit that continues to this day, years later. It was through this process that Mike discovered his voice and style.
He not only seeks to use his art to bring joy and build bridges, but he also looks to be a voice encouraging those struggling in their own creativity. At the center of it all is a desire to create engaging visuals and ideas that bring value to people, and glory to his Creator.
Mike’s work has also caught the attention of several actors including Jason Lee, Jaimie Alexander, Angela Kinsey, Emily Kinney, Steven Yeun, Scott Wilson, and more. His “Fear the Walking Dead” art was also featured on AMC’s Talking Dead with host Chris Hardwick.
Several pieces of my Mike's yoga art were included in an exhibit called “The Art of Healthy Living” at the I.D.E.A. Museum in Mesa, Arizona. He also has some his work available through Galleria Misto, in Belleair Bluffs, Florida.