Mike Svob has been a full time artist since 1982. This year (2018) he is celebrating his 36th year as a professional artist. Outstanding artistic achievements have included mastering watercolours, acrylics and oils. An impressionist that is easily identified by his signature use of strong bold colour. To date Mike has had over 70 exhibitions and has produced 25 large scale murals throughout North America.

Mike studied at the University of Western Ontario. He is a past president of the Federation of Canadian Artists and is also a senior member (SFCA) of this society. As an award-winning artist and a leading teacher and workshop instructor, Mike strongly believes that sharing knowledge among fellow artists and art students provides only positives results for all.

His paintings are held in many private and corporate collections throughout the world. His work has been featured in International Artist Magazine, Magazin Art, and in many newspapers throughout North America and is also included in several art books.

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In my work I try to bring the viewer into a new and potential obtuse sense of space and colour... to imagine a world of visual possibilities. I have always been deeply moved by the colourful patterns and subtle shades of light upon the landscape. The warm sparkle of fresh snow in a cool brilliant winter light or the patterns made by trees dancing in the wind, the soft ghostly lost edges from water falling and splashing on rocks. To be at once both aware of the reality and intrigued by the fanciful possibilities. As an artist, I try to capture the essence of the moment, distill out what is unnecessary, and add my twist so the viewer is left  with an impression of the landscape that will endure through time.
— Mike Svob