Mike is a self-taught Canadian artist. Since beginning on his creative path, Mike's various styles of art have left their mark in, and on, some of the finest homes in Whistler, B.C and beyond. His art, as well as landscape creations and stonework, have become well known in the Whistler area, for their unique style and excellent quality.
Born in Toronto in 1968, Mike grew up in Georgetown, Ontario with his brother, sister and parents. In his youth he spent many hours alone, working on all sorts of creative interests and inventions. After finishing Business College in Ontario at the age of 21, he moved to British Columbia to pursue his interest in skiing.
Eventually Mike turned to construction. This not only led to his interest in stone but helped pay for his interests in adventure sports and travel.
During this time Mike began experimenting with soapstone carving. At first it was just a hobby, but quickly grew into an obsession. Eventually he decided to put together enough pieces to do his own art show. His career truly began after the pieces he created were picked up by a local Whistler gallery. He continued to take occasional construction jobs into which he brought the influence of his stone carving, especially in the creation of interlocking, paving stone driveways.