Mike Carr AKA China Mike cut his teeth as a brush for hire during the nineties, from local club promoters to national publications, record labels and clothing lines; his illustrative style and the photorealistic paintings that shortly followed – soon became a trademark.
However, old sketchbooks reveal more than his abilities as a draughtsman. A foundation built upon in more recent years with the evolution of his interests in abstract, mark-making and figurative line work combining to deliver his unique expressionist style.
He has exhibited in galleries around the globe, including London, Los Angeles, New York and Berlin. His work is also included in the private collections of collectors worldwide.
Avoiding the madding crowd, he continues to quietly produce his paintings from his home studio on the outskirts of Bristol.