Los Angeles Alley

Mike Kraus
2 min readJun 10, 2022

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty

Los Angeles Alley (Venice Beach)

acrylic paint on canvas board

8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)

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Los Angeles is an attractive beacon of optimism. What started as a Spanish colony of 11 people has exploded into a population of 18.7 million people. The Chinese came to build the railroads, African Americans seeking better opportunities after World War II, Koreans to be entrepreneurial shopkeepers, Latinos who founded and built the city, along with countless other people from around the globe. Los Angeles’ diversity and openness to the world has made it the 3rd largest metropolitan economy. Behind the thin veneer of glamour is the hard work of millions of good people.

This painting would look best in a space that is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, white, gray, beige. or wood


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Mike Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children’s Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold thousands of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.

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