Mike Wise is an Impressionist oil painter best known for his landscapes.
His approach to representational art is based in abstract design with loose brushwork and
sculptural smears of the palette knife bringing movement and energy to a piece.
The intended result is a painting rich in color and texture with a distinct three-dimensional feel that
draws the viewer deep into the painted image.
Mike has studied under many prominent painters, but is primarily self taught.
He works in what was once an old barn that he converted to a modern art studio.
The natural beauty that surrounds him at home on Whidbey Island,
as well as having his family around and a lot of good music in the studio
while he paints, influences his creative process.
Wise is a member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) and the American Impressionist Society (AIS).
He is honored to have been juried into the following recent and upcoming exhibitions:
2014 OPA National Exhibition of Traditional Oils in Bennington, Vermont
2014 Taos Art Museum at Fechin House Benefit Auction, Taos New Mexico
2014 OPA Western Regional Exhibition, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
2014 Couer d'Alene Art Galleries Miniatures by the Lake, Couer d'Alene, Idaho
2014 Howard/Mandville Gallery Invitational Small Works Show, Kirkland, Washington
2014 Hockaday Museum Benefit Auction of Miniatures, Kallispell, Montana
2014 Paint the Peninsula Juried Plein Air event, Port Angeles, Washington
2014 Arts at the Port Annual Juried Exhibition, Anacortes, Washington
2014 Whidbey Expressions Benefit Art Show, Coupeville, Washington
2014 Art of the West Art Exhibit, High Desert Museum, Bend, Oregon
2013 OPA National Exhibition of Traditional Oils in Fredericksburg, Texas
2013 OPA Juried Salon Show in Petoskey, Michigan
2013 Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, Washington
2012 OPA National Exhibition of Traditional Oils in Evergreen, Colorado
2012 OPA Western Regional Exhibition in Denver, Colorado
2012 CM Russell Museum / Masters Art Show and Auction in Great Falls Montana
2012 Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, Washington
2008 Clymer Museum Two Man Show, Ellensburg, Washington
2007 National Museum of Wildlife Out of the Box Auction, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2012 Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Best of Show Spokane, Washington
2008 Best of Show Whidbey Island Plein Air Painters Open
2007 & 2008 Best of Show Ellensburg National Western Art Show
2006 Juror’s Choice award Whidbey Island Plein Air Painters Open