Mike Byrne considers himself primarily a marine artist, painting mainly in Acrylic. However, he is versatile and has explored other subjects and other medium such as watercolor, pastel and pen & ink stipple. Over the years photography has become another strong interest. He continues to try new things has recently began creating abstract works on both canvas and tile.In 2009, Mike was commissioned by the Royal Oak Historical Society to illustrate the organization’s calendar with stipple art drawings of Royal Oak historic treasures. Also in 2009, he was awarded South Oakland Artist Association’s “Artist of the Year” award.Born September 29, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan, Mike Byrne has lived in Royal Oak most of his life. His first real introduction to art was at Shrine High School, where he won awards in woodcarving.In 1959, he attended Meinzinger Art School, then went to Society of Arts and Crafts (which is now The College of Creative Studies), and finished at James Cotton Commercial Art School.While in the U.S. Navy, he met and married his wife, Michele, in 1964. In 1966, Mike started a 40-plus year career in the advertising field with companies such as Burroughs Corporation, Rose Jewelers, and Highland Superstores, before opening his own advertising agency.In 1990, Mike found renewed interest in the fine arts with marine watercolor paintings, which he has exhibited throughout Michigan.Soon he developed a desire to apply his graphics knowledge of printing, and ventured into stipple art, using a very fine Rapidiograph to produce pen and ink drawings, primarily in marine art.Mike is a member of the Royal Oak Arts Council, the South Oakland Art Association, the Detroit Marine Historic Society, the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, the National Maritime Historic Society, and the American Society of Marine Artists.
Sandy Beads, LLC
Creating mixed media watercolor, jewelry and accessories, which feature
Lake Huron Petoskey stones, lake stones, & beach glass!
Hello, I am Joyce Knight-Coyne, a Port Sanilac area native, who
loves the thumb area and M25. I create paintings of local favorite
places and anything that is Michigan.
Sandy Beads, LLC was created in honor and memory of my
childhood friend, Sandy. I donate to cancer research each year.
I graduated from Carsonville Port Sanilac High School, attended
St. Clair County Community College and Eastern Michigan
University. I am a retired art teacher, living in Royal Oak but
spending MUCH time at our cottage in Port Sanilac. My husband
(Joe) and I may retire here!!!
Bonnie likes to travel and take photos throughout her journeys. Bonnie's art medium is acrylic on canvas translating her photo images to an artistic rendition.
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