Mike Carson

Mike Carson

Michael P. A. Carson is a contemporary representationalist oil painter engaged in the production of a body of works ranging from imaginative realism to outright surrealism. Informed by an enduring interest in philosophy, science, and social behavior, each of Michael’s works attempts to capture a contemplative moment of inner reflection focusing on themes of ideology, ontology, and various perversions of both. He is committed to exploring mankind’s relationship with its ideas, beliefs, technologies, and itself in confrontation with the post-industrial human condition.

Born in New Jersey and raised in the northeastern United States, Michael first studied electrical engineering, but then changed course to pursue a passion for art. He received a BFA in studio arts in 2013 with high honors, spent a few years as a life-drawing instructor, then left academia to become the creative director for the largest promotional products company in Pennsylvania. He has since returned to a full-time pursuit of fine art, studying as an apprentice at the Ani Art Academies Waichulis in Pennsylvania where he currently resides.

  • A Hope Once OfferedMike CarsonAcademyÀNI WaichulisMediumCharcoalOriginal Size18" x 18"
  • Chthonic AdumbrationMike CarsonAcademyÀNI WaichulisMediumCharcoal and white pastel on paperOriginal Size20" x 14"
  • Machinamentum Pulchra Occisio AnimumMike CarsonAcademyÀNI WaichulisMediumCharcoalOriginal Size12.5" x 20"
  • PurityMike CarsonAcademyÀNI WaichulisMediumCharcoalOriginal Size20" x 15"
  • The ReverentMike CarsonAcademyÀNI WaichulisMediumCharcoalOriginal Size7.5" x 9.5"
  • The ScavengerMike CarsonAcademyÀNI WaichulisMediumCharcoalOriginal Size14" x 11"