Mike is an inspiration for creativity and energy in the Dayton art scene. His connections and collaborative efforts helped the Oregon Arts District (OAD) get off the ground, including opening his own gallery, Color of Energy, in the OAD. He’s always looking to invest time and talent in new ideas that foster fun and growth for the arts. His willingness to help burgeoning artists as well as connect people of similar interests has served the community well. His unique style of painting on rusted steel, fostered under Roger Sayre, certainly adds color to any situation.