Friday, November 29, 2019

Kicking Off the Holiday Season!

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty


Los Angeles Alley
acrylic on canvas board
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
201904034
© copyright Mike Kraus
To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/246241892/los-angeles-alley-original-acrylic

LET'S GET
FESTIVE!

We're kicking off the holiday season with lots of adventure!  There's plenty of bright, bold pieces of places your friends and family love.  And many great deals with up to 40% OFF.  Sharing beauty has never been easier.

View more available pieces at:
MikeKrausArt.etsy.com



New York Alley
acrylic paint on canvas board
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
201905041
© copyright Mike Kraus
To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/689606258/new-york-alley-original-acrylic-painting




Whiteface Mountain
acrylic paint on canvas canvas
16" x 20" (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Sunset Sherbert Birch Forest

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty


Sunset Sherbert Birch Forest
acrylic paint on canvas board
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
201911110
© copyright Mike Kraus
To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/234446654/sunset-sherbert-birch-forest-original

I count my breaths as I enter the woods.  It calms my thoughts and helps me to relax.  The chaos and cravings of the world evaporate with every step.  If you're fortunate enough to find the mysterious pass, then you enter into paradise.  This is the magic of the forest.

This painting would look best in a small-to-medium space that is red, orange, yellow, green, dark blue, purple, white, black, grey, beige, or wood.


More About Mike Kraus Art
My NPR Marketplace Business News interview about art as an alternative investment

Graphic Ear Interview on WAYO 104.3 FM



Michael Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children's Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.

For more information or custom order, please visit:

Monday, November 25, 2019

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty




HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  

I hope you're looking forward to seeing your friends and family over some turkey as much as I am.  And I'm grateful for all the support you've given me.  You have made it possible for me to live my dream as a professional artist.

THANK YOU and have a wonderful holiday season!


Your friend,
Michael Kraus

See my work at:
Magic and Mayhem
Opening December 7th at 6PM
Whitman Works Company​
1826 Penfield Road, Penfield, New York 14526
(585) 420-8654
hello@whitmanworks.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/478441182759134/


Michael Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children's Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.


For more information or custom order, please visit:

Friday, November 22, 2019

Sunset Sherbert Birch Forest

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty


Sunset Sherbert Birch Forest
acrylic paint and ink on canvas board
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
201911107
© copyright Mike Kraus
To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/213226104/sunset-sherbert-birch-forest-original

I count my breaths as I enter the woods.  It calms my thoughts and helps me to relax.  The chaos and cravings of the world evaporate with every step.  If you're fortunate enough to find the mysterious pass, then you enter into paradise.  This is the magic of the forest.

This painting would look best in a small-to-medium space that is red, orange, yellow, green, dark blue, purple, white, black, grey, beige, or wood.


More About Mike Kraus Art
My NPR Marketplace Business News interview about art as an alternative investment

Graphic Ear Interview on WAYO 104.3 FM



Michael Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children's Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.

For more information or custom order, please visit:

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Twilight Woods

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty


Twilight Woods
201910089
© copyright Mike Kraus

I follow the winding path not knowing where I'll end up.  The trees rustle in the breeze stirring up the aromas of the forest.  A freshness one always has to remind themselves of in civilization.  The light refracts in strange ways at this time.  It's when the surreal becomes the real.
This piece would look best in a small-to-medium space that is red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, light purple, black, white, grey, or wood.

More About Mike Kraus Art
My NPR Marketplace Business News interview about art as an alternative investment

Graphic Ear Interview on WAYO 104.3 FM

Boston Voyager Magazine interview at:

Michael Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children's Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.


Monday, November 18, 2019

Sunset Sherbert Birch Forest

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty


Sunset Sherbert Birch Forest
acrylic paint and ink on canvas board
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
201911106
© copyright Mike Kraus
To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/695815475/sunset-sherbert-birch-forest-original

I count my breaths as I enter the woods.  It calms my thoughts and helps me to relax.  The chaos and cravings of the world evaporate with every step.  If you're fortunate enough to find the mysterious pass, then you enter into paradise.  This is the magic of the forest.

This painting would look best in a small space that is dark red, orange, green, blue, white, black, grey, beige, or wood.




More About Mike Kraus Art
My NPR Marketplace Business News interview about art as an alternative investment

Graphic Ear Interview on WAYO 104.3 FM

Michael Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children's Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.


Friday, November 15, 2019

Elephants in Tanzania

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty 




Elephants of Tanzania
acrylic paint on canvas board
12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)
201910100
© copyright Michael Kraus

It was a flash of inspiration.  Her niece's birthday was soon and she loves elephants.  We worked on the piece and had it gift wrapped.  After a loquacious dinner and heavenly cake, it was time to open gifts.  At first, she looked a bit confused by the yellow and brown pattern she saw.  As she pulled off more paper, she saw the first elephant and became very excited.  This original painting is now a symbol of their unique and beautiful relationship.

More About Mike Kraus Art
My NPR Marketplace Business News interview about art as an alternative investment

Graphic Ear Interview on WAYO 104.3 FM

Boston Voyager Magazine interview at:

Mike Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children's Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.

For more information or custom order, please visit:

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Help Cure Pancreatic Cancer

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty


This donated piece is available on site at the raffle:
Field of Lavender
acrylic on canvas board
5" x 7" (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus
To view similar pieces, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MikeKrausArt?section_id=17394412

Join us on 
Saturday, November 16th 
for the
10th Annual 
Step It Up! 
Cure Pancreatic Cancer
Indoor 5K and Family Fun Day!

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Gordon Field House and Activities Center
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623


Join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary! This year's walk will have a football theme and we're ready to make a touchdown for pancreatic cancer research. 

We've been preparing our playbook! Our fight song is ready! And now we need our "fans" to cheer us to victory! As our "fans" we encourage you to come wearing your favorite football team (college or professional) apparel - no cleats, though! And shoulder pads aren't necessary, even though pretty cool, but it's a friendly event and there won't be any tackling!

It's an indoor 5K - we're not letting the weather stop us from raising money to support pancreatic cancer research.

LEARN MORE AT: http://www.pcawny.org/


Monday, November 11, 2019

Leapin' Lemurs!

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty 



Leapin' Lemurs!
acrylic paint on canvas board
5" x 7" (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm)
201910095
© copyright Michael Kraus

It's was a busy morning.  We woke up early for a long drive before taking an exhausting hike.  But, it was completely worth the arduous journey.  I decided to sit and relax on a large stone before our next excursion.  I felt a tap on my arm and when I turned to respond, I saw this incredibly curious lemur looking up at me.  Before I knew it, he pickpocketed my granola bar and was enjoying the treat on my shoulder.  Sometimes, the best experience aren't on the itinerary.

This painting would great in a small space that is red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, light purple, black, white, gray, beige, or wood.

More About Mike Kraus Art
My NPR Marketplace Business News interview about art as an alternative investment

Graphic Ear Interview on WAYO 104.3 FM

Boston Voyager Magazine interview at:

Mike Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children's Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.

For more information or custom order, please visit:

Friday, November 8, 2019

Baobabs of Madagascar

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty



Baobabs of Madagascar
acrylic paint on canvas board
5" x 7" (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm)
201910094
© copyright Michael Kraus

Our jeep rumbles out of the bushland jungle.  The vehicle bounces down the dirt road and slows down for darting lemurs.  The sky is lighting up as we make our way back to the hotel after a day of sightseeing.  As we come up to a narrow curve, we come to a near stop.  When I look up, I see the magic of Africa.

This painting would great in a small space that is dark red, green, blue, purple, black, white, gray, beige, or wood.

More About Mike Kraus Art
My NPR Marketplace Business News interview about art as an alternative investment

Graphic Ear Interview on WAYO 104.3 FM

Boston Voyager Magazine interview at:

Mike Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children's Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.

For more information or custom order, please visit:

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Twilight Woods

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty 



Twilight Woods
acrylic paint on canvas board
16" x 20" (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm)
201910097
© copyright Michael Kraus
To purchase reproductions, please visit: https://society6.com/product/twilight-woods-by-mike-kraus-art-purple-yellow-trees-forest-woods-nature-hikes-hiking-trails_print?sku=s6-11860782p4a1v45

To purchase original, please visit: 
Whitman Works Gallery
1826 Penfield Road
Penfield, NY 14526
585.420.8654
Hello@WhitmanWorks.com
WhitmanWorks.com

I follow the winding path not knowing where I'll end up.  The trees rustle in the breeze stirring up the aromas of the forest.  A freshness one always has to remind themselves of in civilization.  The light refracts in strange ways at this time.  It's when the surreal becomes the real.

This piece would look best in a medium space that is red, orange, light yellow, green, light blue, deep purple, black, white, grey, beige, or wood

More About Mike Kraus Art
My NPR Marketplace Business News interview about art as an alternative investment

Graphic Ear Interview on WAYO 104.3 FM

Boston Voyager Magazine interview at:



Mike Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children's Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.

For more information or custom order, please visit:

Monday, November 4, 2019

Cozy Up To These

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty 



Summer always seems to come to an abrupt end.  We dig in our closets for comfy sweatshirts and pull our blankets on the couch as hot days turn into cool nights.  We hike through the woods seeing the forest put on a light show of yellows, oranges, and reds.  And we watch the animals as they scurry around making their preparations for winter.  Hopefully, your home is a cozy place that reflects you and your loved ones.  A sanctuary to share cocoa and laughter on chilly evenings.  And a furry family member to snuggle while binge watching TV.

Your Friend,

Mike Kraus
MikeKrausArt.etsy.com

PS - Stay tuned for special upcoming event announcement at:
https://www.facebook.com/MikeKrausArt/

Mike Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children's Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.



For more information or custom order, please visit:

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