I prefer not to list my prices directly next to my paintings on my website as some visit here to only view my work. To give you an indication of my price point (should you be interested), my paintings run between €120 - €700 excl shipping, depending on size, medium and some other factors. Please contact me if interested in a painting: either use the contact form below or email me directly via firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi! Thanks for checking out my art page. My name is Mike Woning and I love painting. But maybe I love surfing even more.
Being a surfer, I love the sea, especially waves. Waves truly are a thing of beauty and are my main source of inspiration. I follow a number of talented national and international wave photographers via Instagram that feed my stoke when I can't surf enough myself (can you ever?).
Actually, being a surfer is what got me into painting. I had shaped a board a few years back, using foam from an old windsurf board. This required a tonne of repair work to the foam before I could even get started with shaping (tip: don’t try this at home 😉). The result was a blotchy, ugly looking board that urgently needed a cosmetic make-over. Checking around online, I ran into several super cool videos about pimping your ride, amongst others by an artist named Fieldey (and Drew Brophy, and... and...).
Turning my hand to painting my home-made board, I found out that I really enjoyed decorating boards using paint pens and was pretty decent at it too! So, I did my other 2 boards, and then a few skateboards and a skimboard. But then I ran out of boards to paint… However, the creative seed was planted, and I picked up an actual brush and bought canvas and paint in tubes in January 2018; have been painting ever since.
Because I enjoy the seas and oceans so much, I also decided to try to increase awareness about the serious challenge our waters are facing: plastic pollution. If you feel this is righteous cause and want to do something about it, check out my Plastic Soup series.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy my saltwater stoke!