|Specializing in Portraits and Landscapes in Oils|
Mike Rodericks is an award-winning artist with over 30 years of experience. His work has been displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and in an international traveling exhibition of the Smithsonian Institution. His art is in the permanent collection of the Baseball Hall of Fame and in the Guinness Book of World Records Pavilions. His painting for the Caine Mutiny movie poster, commissioned by SFM Metromedia TV, garnered him the Hollywood Reporter Key Art Award in an international competition for film and television poster design.
Mike's paintings have been exhibited in Connecticut at the Discovery and the Norwalk museums and at the Greenwich Workshop, Bell and Bennett galleries. His work was selected for the Fine Art Portrait Exhibition of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists held at the Blenheim Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut. His artwork was shown at the Portfolio Gallery in Nantucket, Massachusetts and is also represented in private collections in the United States and Canada.
He attended Silvermine College of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut, earned his BFA from Arizona State University and did post-graduate work at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Mike's life-long passion for art surfaced at an early age. His father, a talented craftsman known from Boston to New York for his artful repair and restoration of antique furniture, introduced him to the wonderful classic illustrations of Howard Pyle and N. C. Wyeth. Mike's grandfather, a leading dealer in Currier & Ives prints, also influenced Mike's love of art. By accompanying his grandfather on buying trips to art auctions in New York, Mike developed a keen eye for quality artwork characterized by fine design, color and technique. Inspired to pursue a career as an illustrator, Mike's clients have included NBC TV, Reader's Digest, Seventeen Magazine, Flying Magazine, Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine, Scribner & Sons, McGraw Hill, the Postal Commemorative Society, Timex, Stauffer Chemical Company, the National Sports Daily, and Ogilvy & Mather.
In addition to his illustration career, Mike has taught painting for nearly 20 years, and his current focus is on private and corporate portrait and landscape commissions. Ongoing projects include a series of portraits of notable Americans including writers, scientists, musicians and sports figures. He is also working on a group of landscape paintings inspired by the works of J. M. W. Turner and George Inness.
Mike resides in Trumbull, Connecticut with his wife, Marcie Seigel.
129 Lounsbury Road
Trumbull, CT 06611