About The Teacher
Mike Carson is a Minnesotan oil painter, sculptor and graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, whose artwork can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the world. His aim is to use technique, mechanics, color and design to bring a fresh approach to the subject of the figure.
“My work is first and foremost figurative studies. It’s what I like to paint, my biggest challenge and my greatest payoff. My nondescript surroundings help me create a mood or a story that I am trying to relay through my painting. Inspiration comes from architectural interiors as well as fashion and my work allows me to explore this side of myself as well. Seeing how the work evolves, the subtle and the drastic differences, and looking forward to future ideas and works is what keeps me painting. I view a painting as a success when I take from it something new that follows me into my next work. It’s just about learning to become a better painter.”
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