Mike Scovel’s art has been an American tradition for over twenty five years. His unmistakable style of capturing the charm and character of rural America has sold millions of greeting cards, posters, coffee mugs and other gift items worldwide since 1978. His casual everyday humor has been compared to that of Charles Schultz, Norman Rockwell and Dr. Seuss. One fan said, “Mike catches the best of a lot of people. I see folks I know looking back at me from his art!”
Easily one of the most diverse contemporary artists alive today, Mike has found equal success with fine art and what he likes to call “fine art cartooning”, in both painting and sculpture. With his wife, Dusti, Mike has traveled the country, living in Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Indiana. Along the way, they’ve met scores of interesting characters who eventually became life long friends as well as subjects for many of Mike’s most successful cartoons and paintings.
Mike’s work has been featured in many national publications including Southwest Art, The Saturday Evening Post, The American Cowboy and Western Horseman and has been displayed in a number of museums including the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum with permanent works in the Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art, the Pro Rodeo Hall of Champions and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame.