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MIKE DARRAS DESCRIBES HIMSELFD AS A SELF TAUGHT, OUTSIDER, IMPRESSIONISTIC, POP FOLK ARTIST. BORN AND RAISED(SOME SAY THIS PROCESS IS STILL ONGOING) IN CHATTANOOGA TN. MIKE USES WIT AND HUMOR IN MOST OF HIS PAINTINGS AND CREATIONS. USING MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD, HIS ART IS RICH AND DEEP IN COLOR, TEXTURE, AND EXPRESSION. HE TENDS TO SEE OUTSIDE THE NORMAL REALM OF REALITY. THIS IS EVIDENT IN HIS SIGNATURE SQUARES AND DOTS. SUBTLE MESSAGES OF PEACE, LOVE, AND ANTI-WAR SENTIMENTS ARE IN MOST OF HIS WORKS, ALONG WITH A PEACE SYMBOL AFTER HIS SIGNATURE. THESE TRADEMARKS HAVE GIVEN MIKE THE NICKMAN "PEACEMAN". DARRAS SELLS HIS ORIGINALS VERY QUICK.. EACH PIECE HAS A DIFFERENT THEME OR SUBJECT RANGING FROM THE BEATLES, PEACE AND LOVE, BOB MARLEY, WOODSTOCK, SODA POP, AND THE HIPPIES. WITH THE CONSTANT SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF HIS LOVELY WIFE BETH (WHO HE CLAIMS IS THE REAL ARTIST IN THE FAMILY), DARRAS PAINTS EVERY DAY IN HIS KEY WEST STUDIO,…

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  • Born on February 25
  • Joined November 18, 2008

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MIXED MEDIA, WOOD, ACRYLIC

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MIKE DARRAS DESCRIBES HIMSELFD AS A SELF TAUGHT, OUTSIDER, IMPRESSIONISTIC, POP FOLK ARTIST. BORN AND RAISED(SOME SAY THIS PROCESS IS STILL ONGOING) IN CHATTANOOGA TN. MIKE USES WIT AND HUMOR IN MOST OF HIS PAINTINGS AND CREATIONS. USING MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD, HIS ART IS RICH AND DEEP IN COLOR, TEXTURE, AND EXPRESSION. HE TENDS TO SEE OUTSIDE THE NORMAL REALM OF REALITY. THIS IS EVIDENT IN HIS SIGNATURE SQUARES AND DOTS. SUBTLE MESSAGES OF PEACE, LOVE, AND ANTI-WAR SENTIMENTS ARE IN MOST OF HIS WORKS, ALONG WITH A PEACE SYMBOL AFTER HIS SIGNATURE. THESE TRADEMARKS HAVE GIVEN MIKE THE NICKMAN "PEACEMAN". DARRAS SELLS HIS ORIGINALS VERY QUICK.. EACH PIECE HAS A DIFFERENT THEME OR SUBJECT RANGING FROM THE BEATLES, PEACE AND LOVE, BOB MARLEY, WOODSTOCK, SODA POP, AND THE HIPPIES. WITH THE CONSTANT SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF HIS LOVELY WIFE BETH (WHO HE CLAIMS IS THE REAL ARTIST IN THE FAMILY), DARRAS PAINTS EVERY DAY IN HIS KEY WEST STUDIO, AND IS USUALLY AT ART SHOWS ON THE WEEKENDS. HIS WORK IS IN SEVERAL GALLERIES, SHOPS, RESTAURANTS, AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH. MIKE HAS HAD SEVERAL CAREERS IN HIS LIFE INCLUDING PHOTOGRAPHER, RESTAURANT OWNER, AND ANTIQUES DEALER TO NAME A FEW. PAINTING AND ART IS, AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN A PASSION OF HIS. BEING OF GREEK HERITAGE, MIKE FEELS THAT ART HAS BEEN IN HIS BLOOD FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. PEACE!

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