Mike Hernandez


A native Angeleno, Mike Hernandez is a plein air painter skilled in gouache,
oil and acrylic, who’s works have been featured in several on-line publications
as well as galleries. His process began as a young child, painting still life images.
Influenced by the likes of Edgar Payne, Sorolla and Franz Bischoff, Mike soon
explored the foundations of color and light in the outdoors – striving to find the
beauty in the ordinary. With a palette that resides at the crossroads between
industrial and landscapes, he finds inspiration anywhere from the Eastern Sierra
range to the muddy concrete banks of the Los Angeles River. Mike studied at
Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, graduating with a B.A. in 1998. Mike
is Currently a Production Designer at Dreamworks Animation as well as a
nation-wide sought-after workshop instructor. His works can be found in several
private collections around the world.