Much of my imagery comes from my experiences in three beautiful environments: my years spent teaching and sailing in the Caribbean; my home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina; and my summers at Camp Timanous in Maine. Art is an adventure and my goal in life is to have as many as possible. The process is a mindful exercise of staying in the moment while capturing the energy the spirit and the light of these places that have found a place in my heart.

At my studio in the Grovewood Village in Asheville, I work mostly with batik on muslin, acrylic and oil paint on canvas. As a middle school art teacher at Carolina Day School, I also work with ceramics, (face-jugs), printmaking, silk screening t-shirt designs, film photography, and movie making.

I earned a BFA from the University of Massachusetts studying with artist Professor Nelson Stevens, and studied oil painting with Eric Winter in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. I share my mountain home with my wife, two children, and Bandit the Dog. For commissions, larger pieces or just hanging out on the porch come visit the studio!

e-mail: congo@mikecongletonart.com