Mike has immersed himself in the study of the greatest American and European sculptors such as Proctor, Rodin, Barye, and Mêne. He studied art in museums of London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Madrid, Moscow, St. Petersburg, New York, and Los Angeles. Classic masterpieces greatly influenced Mike’s style. Mike solidifies anatomical correctness into his sculpture, capturing the essence of his wildlife subjects. Characteristically, his dexterous surfaces magnify auctions such as Coeur d’ Alene Art Auction, Arts Council of Big Sky, Nature Works Art Sale, CM Russell Art Auction, and the National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition. Mike and his wife Tracy reside near the Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley, Montana.