About Mike Carina


Mike works in a variety of mediums, preferring the immediacy and spontaneity of watercolor. "Observational drawing is at the heart of what I do - when I'm not working, I'm documenting compositions in front of me in a sketchbook. . . at the corner bar, a National Park or while sorting laundry."


Mike graduated from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota with a BFA in Illustration. His sketches and paintings reflect the spontaneity of everyday life with a sketchy, raw edge. He works traditionally in ink and watercolor using quick, frantic brushstrokes.



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e: mike@carinacreative.com

mobile: 612.743.7760

Repped by theispot: www.theispot.com/artist/mcarina





Photo:  Ken Friberg Photography & Studio

Photo: Ken Friberg Photography & Studio