Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty

The wind gently flows through her hair as she basks in the sun. The light energizing her spirit and the fresh scent of the field relaxes her soul. There is only the whisper of the breeze and the sound of her footsteps as she passes row after row of sunflowers. She selects a few choice blooms for a temporary reminder of the gratitude she has for this moment. Knowing how fortunate you are only brings you more luck.


acrylic paint on canvas board

5" x 7" (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm)


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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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