Sunset on Lake Michigan

Mike Kraus
2 min readMar 20


Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty

My feet sink into the fine beach sand as I make my way toward the shoreline. A case of beer and a bundle of wood in each hand. The heat of the sun begins to give way to the cool breeze blowing off the lake. The scent of the shoreline pairs perfectly with the changing colors of the sky. The water splashing onto my feet as I let the day melt away.

Do we need more or is this enough? Are there some things we can leave in the past? Why bother with the future? Right now is pretty good.

Sunset on Lake Michigan

acrylic paint of canvas

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 Center, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and Lurie Children’s 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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