Mike Wise

Mike Wise, landscapes
Mike Wise is a painter based on Whidby Island in Washington who combines loose, gestural brushwork with dimensionally textural applications of painting knives to achieve a fascinating surface quality.

He works with contrasts of roughly formed lost-and-found edges and punctuations of more sharply defined forms to give his work a feeling of subjects emerging from the backgrounds, as if being sculpturally hewn from chunks of color.