What sparked your passion for art?
Mike’s passion for art began at around age 10.
“I think just the outdoors inspired me at that age.”
Mike spent most of his time outdoors, and growing up in a rural town gave him plenty of open land where he could enjoy endless beauty. He enjoyed several different types of outdoor activities.
Is there something that continues to inspire you today?
“My students have a way of approaching the same subject in different ways. All of the art is unique and beautiful.”
Mike also enjoys the ‘uncontrollable’ feeling that he gets when he makes drawings. When he is finished, he asks himself, ‘How did I do that?’
Why do you use pencils to express yourself?
Mike only uses one pencil for his artwork. He will use a blending stick for the eyes, but that is all.
“Pencils are all over the place. I can turn something ordinary into extraordinary.”
Another reason Mike uses pencils is for business. It takes him less than an hour to finish a drawing. He can complete work quickly and make his customers happy.
What is your favorite piece from the Mike Theuer gallery?
“The girl with the braids. She has such a sweet smile. The way the light hits her eyes…I don’t know, it is just gorgeous.”