About the Artist



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


Awards include:

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



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