Taking a page from French and American impressionist painters such as Edward Hopper and New England’s “Ashcan School,” Mike Hoyt like to capture simple, everyday scenes. Ordinary stuff.
The Florida native who now calls Raleigh, N.C., home began drawing and painting at an early age. He studied design as part of advertising studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and poked around with art for years before becoming a serious painter about twenty years ago.
He has studied with notable modern painters including Lois Griffel of the Cape Cod School of Art, at the Scottsdale Artists School under award-winning plein- air figurative artist, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, PPA founder Kevin MacPherson, Kenn Backhaus, and Kim English.
In recent years, Mike has taught art workshops in North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida.
He prefers plein air painting, but also has studios in Amelia Island, Florida; Taos, New Mexico; and Raleigh. About Mike Hoyt
Mike’s work is collected in the U.S. and Europe. His paintings have been exhibited in museums, including the North Carolina Museum of Art, and hang in banks, law firms, celebrities’ residences, restaurants and hotels.
In addition to one-man exhibitions, he is represented by the John Silver Gallery in Manteo, N.C., and the Eno Gallery in Hillsborough, N.C., and sells his work online and various shows in the Carolinas.