A lifelong resident of Kansas, Mike Debus has always had a passion for drawing and painting. After graduation from college with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Mike spent a handful of years in Corporate America before deciding to pursue his dream of becoming a full time free-lance artist.
Since 2001 Mike has been creating portraits, murals, and countless other commissioned works. In 2008, Mike was asked if he would paint live on stage at a large youth conference in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. He accepted the challenge and found the experience exhilarating and inspiring! Since then, Mike has made performance painting his main focus. His creative mission continues as he takes his talents around the country to entertain and captivate audiences of all sizes.
Along with creating beautiful one of a kind paintings in a matter of minutes, Mike adds value to communities and campuses. At the end of a performance, one completed painting is presented to the organization as a gift and two more are given so the organization can hold a raffle, offering attendees an opportunity to possess a keepsake from this experience, and the group raises funds!