Mike Springet was born in Istanbul, Turkey and has lived in various places around the world such as Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia among others and has visited many more countries along with almost every region of the United States. His love for travel is his inspiration for gathering ideas from the many various cultures he experiences, which strongly influence the art he produces.
Mike received his Bachelor of Fine Art in 2001 from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri after receiving a scholarship to study there. Since his graduation, he has been working in the visual art world, at first with a graphic design position which he left to pursue a full-time painting career in Phoenix , Arizona. In Phoenix, he has worked under world-renowned painters who have taught him the important aspects of what makes a painting wholly beautiful and has retained and uses those teachings to produce his work today.
Springet’s work is inspired from everyday surroundings and experiences from all parts of the world, even the little things in life that we might take for granted can be a huge influence on his work. His many travels constantly lead him to new experiences, always keeping his ideas fresh and allowing him to reinvent himself with a truthful basis behind his work. His dynamic use of color and texture are just the beginning of his work and the stories, love, beauty, wisdom and emotions that lie underneath the physicality of his paintings that make his work complete.
It’s producing art that makes Mike’s life complete, as he constantly paints and draws to experience balance in his life. Refreshing his mind with new ideas, Mike is always looking forward to his next painting.