Artist: Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher of West Des Moines joined the festival for his first time last year, and we're happy to have him back again this year.
"When developing an idea for a painting, I look for interesting subject matter first and foremost. Adding texture to the canvas is the next step in the process. I want all of my paintings to have texture contrast. They should be visually interesting from a distance but my goal is for the viewer to experience an extra "surprise" when viewing the painting up close. If they feel compelled to touch the painting, I consider it a success."