Mike’s paintings are created using acrylic paint, shellac and sandpaper and are made on wood panels and stretched canvases. The subject matter in his work tends to deal with life, death and religion. He has been working in funeral homes for the last five years and has become quite familiar with all three subjects. His inspiration comes from many different sources: The German Expressionists, stained glass windows, Halloween, Southern folk art, funeral homes, horror films, music, lowbrow/outsider art, Religious icons, etc. He is always adding and subtracting ideas and colours to his work allowing each painting have it's own story. He likes to think that each painting is in some way a good bye to somebody who passed away. A funeral portrait.