Wildlife artist Michael Sieve grew up on the prairies of southwestern Minnesota. Working on his family’s farm and hunting with his father provided Mike a strong foundation to build his now powerful relationship with the outdoors. That relationship has woven itself in and around nearly every aspect of Michael Sieve’s world.
Sieve received his formal training in art at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota. He studied modern abstract, impressionable and surreal methods of painting. Despite this training, his personal style is dictated by his kinship with the outdoors. In viewing his realistically represented animals, the hunter’s perspective is evident. It is Sieve’s intent that his paintings illustrate the individuality and dignity of the subject and appropriate, accurate setting for its habitat.