Mike’s work is in a constant state of growth as he enjoys pushing his knowledge to the absolute limit. He has won awards in several national venues and is president emeritus of the National Watercolor Society (NWS). Those who have been in his workshops or classes often repeat them in order to be around his stimulating teaching and supportive guidance. Almost annually, he leads painting groups to exciting European painting retreat destinations.  The awards he has received, the articles in magazines and his art featured in painting books are a testament to his continuous pursuit of excellence. His paintings are held in private and corporate collections in the US, Europe and Australia. Mike resides with his wife, Diana, in a Santa Cruz California. www.mebaileyart.com