Mike Calandra is an artist from Monroe, MI. He often studied the techniques of Frank Frazetta focusing on the genres of horror and fantasy. Mike developed his skills while winning awards for his work in wildlife. Although he was highly regarded as a wildlife artist, Mike continued to stay interested in fantasy, horror, and pin up art.
Mike works primarily in airbrush, acrylic paint, and colored pencils preferring to create artworks depicting scenes of a dark, haunting nature. Many of Michael’s works depict women in fantasy or horror scenes with dark undertones. He utilizing the surrounding environments to highlight the essence of the art subject. In this way many of Michael’s works can featuring women can be classified as modern pin up.
Many of Michael’s fantasy artworks have been featured in magazines such as Metal Magazine. Michael also has his own webpage at Deviantart where he introduces new drawings. Recently, Mike has been producing stunning airbrush art that is for sale on his site. You can purchase Mike’s work at numerous locations online. Mike currently resides in Sylvania, OH where he owns and runs an art studio and frame shop.