To enjoy what you do in life is everything
I am the luckiest guy in the world. Well at least one of them, for sure. I married my girlfriend, Marvi, who was my gal in the 5th grade at North Beach Elementary School on Miami Beach, Florida. I paint every day and love to paint. You will figure that out when you look at the thousands of paintings I have produced over the past 46 years as an artist.
My art career started off in 1964 when I made my first painting and then in 1968 I became a professional photographer living in Coconut Grove, Florida on Loquat Street, that was before it was fancy shmancy. I then graduated from North Carolina State University, School of Design with a degree in Landscape Architecture. After graduating NC State, I worked for the Florida Division of Parks and Recreation where I designed 60 state and local parks. Marvi and I moved to North Carolina in 1983 where I took up painting full time and never stopped. We moved back to our native state of Florida in 1989. We now participate in sidewalk art shows throughout the South East and I am a member of the Island Arts Co-op at Cedar Key, Florida and a founding member of the Whohadada group of southern contemporary folk artists.
Mike Segal joined Fine Art America on May 29th, 2011.