About Mike Foss

VIVID COLORS MIXED WITH IMAGINARY TEXTURES AND DESIGNS FLOW FROM HIS HANDS TO THE CANVAS, UNEXPECTED AND SLIGHTLY UNCONVENTIONAL

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BASED ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER AND CHEF MIKE FOSS ENJOYS THE CHALLENGE OF STARTING WITH A BLANK CANVAS TO CREATE MOVEMENT AND STIR EMOTION IN A VISUAL CONTEXT

BORN AND RAISED IN ESSEX JUNCTION VERMONT. IT WAS THERE MIKE’S APPRECIATION FOR NATURE GREW. HIS LOVE OF TEXTURES CAME FROM THE BARK OF TREES, LEAVES OF FALL AND THE ICE AND SNOW OF WINTER. THESE INFLUENCES ARE ALL EVIDENT IN HIS WORK.RICH IN THE BOLD COLORS AND STRIKING IN STRONG TEXTURES.

AFTER YEARS OF STUDY AND A SHORT STINT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT’S ART PROGRAM, TRAINING AT THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF MONTPELIER, MIKE HEADED OUT WEST TO ESCAPE THE COLD NEW ENGLAND WINTERS. MIKE CONTINUED HIS STUDY WITH NUMEROUS WORK SHOPS AND CLASSES TO HONE HIS SKILLS IN VISUAL TECHNIQUES.

AN ACCOMPLISHED CHEF MIKE LANDED WORK FOR THE RICH AND FAMOUS OF HOLLYWOOD. FROM ARTISTICALLY CREATING BEAUTIFUL CULINARY CREATIONS MIKE IS ABLE TO MOVE FROM PLATE TO PALETTE WITH EASE.

SINCE 1995 MIKE HAS SHOWN HIS WORKS IN GALLERIES, RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. SOME OF HIS WORKS HANG IN THE HOMES OF HIS FAMOUS CLIENTS.

MIKE RECENTLY DID A SHOW AT “SIPOLOGY” THE NEWEST AND COOLEST COFFEE GALLERY SPACE IN LONG BEACH AND AT THE COFFEE CUP RESTAURANT A LONG BEACH CLASSIC EATERY. MIKE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH DESIGNER SHAWN ELMORE OF ASYLUM PALM SPRINGS FOR YEARS CREATING ORIGINAL ART FOR THE HOMES OF HIS MANY CLIENTS.