MIKE EGAN - ARTIST INFO

Mike Egan grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a kid, he started drawing cartoons, skateboard graphics, and had a new found interest in skeletons and devils. Through high school he continued to draw and decided to study art after graduation. Mike received a bachelor of fine arts from Edinboro University where he focused on printmaking. After college, he didn't have access to printmaking tools, so he taught himself to paint. After a few years, Mike attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and became an embalmer/funeral director. Continuing to paint, Mike developed a style that incorporated his surroundings as well as his influences: folk art, the day of the dead, horror films, religion, Halloween and German Expressionism. Since 2006, Mike has continued to show his work in galleries throughout America, Germany and the UK.