Having received my first set of paints and easel at the age of five, I have found myself continually being pulled back into the graphic arts world despite a career and education in other areas. I attended Cardinal Stritch University for graphic arts, worked in commercial art for prominent national companies throughout Milwaukee and Door County, Wisconsin. I became a co-owner in a Giclee printing and publishing company around the time that the Giclee printing process was first being recognized in the art-world in the early 1990s. In addition to printing my own limited edition Giclees, I printed limited edition artworks for nationally and internationally recognized artists. I enjoy nautical scenes and nature scenes. I have started a campaign called 'Lighthouses for Mike' which has evolved into my Door County Lighthouse paintings series.