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Mike Pogorzelski is a Milwaukee native. He began painting around 1970 and has been doing so on and off since that time.
Oil paint is Mike favorite medium favoring their slower drying time, though he has dabbled in watercolor and acrylic. Using books and photos, Mike taught himself to paint through lots of trial and error. Nature is Mike favorite subject matter recalling the landscapes he’s seen in a lifetime of camping, fishing and other outdoor activities. Just lately, Mike has begun incorporate people and figures into his landscapes and sometimes even more urban settings. Mike’s next goal is learning to blend more emotional meaning into his paintings, hopefully inspiring a change in the way the viewer looks at the world.
Mike finds painting to be a way of knowing more about the world: seeing both sides of our existence, the physical and the spiritual, from different angles. Good art can engage both our emotional and intellectual centers to give us new energies, uplift us, and provide a window into the experience of others. His favorite piece is a painting of children’s toys from an innocent time, long ago.
Mike has sold a number of paintings through the years. His works have been displayed at the Forest Home Library, MATC, Purloin Gallery and at almost every Art Guild exhibit. Mike credits the Art Guild with providing him a means to show his work, exposing him to new ideas and techniques that has serve as a great impetus to branch out and become a better artist, and with enlightening him through the artist demonstrations.