Night Watch

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty

An owl hoots in the dim moonlight of the forest. A slight breeze carries the sweet scent of trees in full bloom through the darkness. The nocturnal birch guards the woods while it slumbers. Watching each leaf tumble and every mouse burrow. It remains still in the face of danger and will always see what is happening.

Night Watch #505

color pencil and pen on Bristol paper


2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm)

© copyright Mike Kraus Art Inc.

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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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