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Steven Mikel
Works at Artist: Dark Roast Watercolors™
Attended Purdue University, Ohio Institute of Photography, Vandalia Butler High School
Lives in Coconut Creek, Fl
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#wip #FinishingTouches #paintingwithcoffee Adding the last little details to 'In the Beginning...' One of my new #coffeeabstractions watch for finished painting posts coming soon. #coffee #stevendmikel #mikel #mikelart #painting #abstract #DarkRoastWatercolor
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One of my #coffee paintings that's still available. Scene of #staugustine entitled 'Trinity Parish' 26"x18" #trinityparish #PaintingwithCoffee #DarkRoastWatercolor #coffeeart #StevenDMikel #Mikel 
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  • Purdue University, Ohio Institute of Photography, Vandalia Butler High School
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Married
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Mikel, Steve
Story
Tagline
Life is in the details
Introduction
"The world is full of obvious things 
which nobody by any chance ever observes."

Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles

 “Life is in the details”

My artistic vision centers around the revelation of overlooked or unseen experiential moments hidden within everyday life surrounding us. There is so much “inherent design and beauty” to be discovered in the interactions of the line, form and spaces tucked away in the details.

Throughout my life I have always found myself seeing things differently than other people. When others would be noticing the mountain grandeur, I would be fascinated with how the drops of dew clung to the pine needles, or how the pine cones and needles gathered in abstract clumps on the ground pushed together by the mountain breezes. I am drawn to a unique vantage point, such as extreme high or low angles, which accentuate the perspective of the subject and I am captured by the “juxtaposition” of textures.

In much the same way as Black and White Photography was used by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, painting with coffee provides me with a full range of warm, natural monochromatic sepia tones, and helps me express my vision without the distraction that color can sometimes present, it also adds an almost historical aspect to each painting.

Human beings have been given an incredible gift... the ability to “see” beyond the physical nature of “sight”. However, in everyday life it is easy to focus on the “Big Picture” and miss many of the little details that hold all the experiences together. Yes, the mountain grandeur was picturesque, but the dew and pine needle compositions were there as well, and were part of the experience, even if subconsciously. My vision is to bring those hidden moments to the surface, and help all of us truly connect with the “Big Pictures” in a deeper, more emotional way.

Bragging rights
Artist-Envisioneer
Work
Occupation
Artist Painting with Coffee, Envisioneer
Skills
Painting, watercolors, photography
Employment
  • Artist: Dark Roast Watercolors™
    Artist, present
  • iThrive Developments
    Chief Technology Officer, 2013 - 2012
  • Shore to Shore, Monarch Marking, O'Neil & Associates
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Currently
Coconut Creek, Fl
Previously
Celebration, Fl - Kettering, Ohio - South Bend Indiana, Cleaveland Heights Ohio, Dayton Ohio, Troy Ohio, Beavercreek Ohio - Sarasota, Florida