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A native of Northern California, Mike received his Art training at Sacramento City College. Besides college he is primarly self-taught. His early paintings centered around Homesteads and Victorian homes of the Central Valley of California and Oregon.

After retiring from a career as a Graphic Designer Mike began looking for a new medium to explore. That's when he discovered Colored Pencils and the stunning detail artists worlwide were achieving.

A Short History
Fine Art
All images are copyrighted. 2011 Mike Barnes
Mike Barnes
Oregon Morning
16 x 30
Colored Pencil
Model Boats