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artist Statement 

At this time in my career I start a canvas with no ideas in mind. I push the paint around until I see a direction, then I work that idea. The work is still fluid but starts to take shape. It's similar to free form jazz. I love working that way.

Earl Mikhail “Mike” Stahm is a contemporary painter, illustrator and stained glass artist, who grew up in Southern California and now resides in Espanola, New Mexico. He graduated with a BA from Central Washington University. He has taught stained glass design, oil and acrylic painting, pen and ink, childrens drawing and painting at Northern New Mexico Community College.. To inquire about exhibits or art commissions email

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