Curriculum Vitae

I have been painting for close to four decades. I wouldn't say that I have a particular style per se, but rather an ability to express the emotional content of each piece as it relates to its subject matter. I'd describe my style as art from the heart. In fact, I started painting hearts as my first subject matter. The inspiration for and from each piece has a direct relativity not only to the hearts of the person commissioning the piece but to mine as well. It is inconceivable to think that I can not connect emotionally to the subject matter after spending such sensitive and emotional time with the families involved. I have been commissioned to do several paintings in tribute to our dear departed loved ones. The work may be viewed at If you wish to initiate contact for consideration of a commission or perhaps a custom piece or a print of one of the paintings, please feel free to send an e-mail to or contact Mike Keesling at 310.278.3550. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a beautiful and blessed day.