Mike O'Brien was born in Hagerstown, Maryland before pursuing his artistic passion at The Savannah College of Art and Design, earning a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration.
Currently working in his Columbus, Ohio studio 'Wheelhouse Art', Mike is an award-winning artist and creative powerhouse with vast experience in personal portraiture as well as packaging, corporate, book cover, advertising, and editorial illustration.
Mike's work starts by carefully sketching out each composition before finely tuning the image to his client's taste by using his versatile skill set of traditional and digital media. He enjoys working with each of his valued clients and collaborating to come up with creative solutions.
Mike is always interested in connecting with new clients and is looking forward to hearing from you.
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EXHIBITIONS & EDITORIALS
2021 | (upcoming) CREATIVE QUARTERLY 61 | Runner-Up
2020 | (upcoming) NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL MUSEUM ART SHOW | Featured Artist
2020 | ARTCALL.ORG | Summer Portfolio Art Show | Featured Artist
2020 | DIRECTORY OF ILLUSTRATION | Featured Illustrator
2020 | ASSOCIATION OF ILLUSTRATORS | Featured Illustrator
2020 | ART HOLE MAGAZINE | June Issue | Featured Illustrator
2020 | GREY CUBE GALLERY | Portrait Show | Certificate of Merit
2020 | OHIO ART MARKET | Westerville, OH | Featured Artist
2019 | BLOCK FORT GALLERY | Columbus, OH | The Great Portrait Show