Mike Debus

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!

 Think #Edutainment. Mike Debus re-creates history through his paintings using music and story-telling.


  • APCA Showcasing Performer
  • NACA Showcasing Performer


“Mike Debus’ performance at the Variety Show was SHOW STOPPING! His charisma and stage appeal are magnetic- His talent is extraordinary and the entertainment of his creations is AWE- Inspiring. What a gifted artist we have here in Kansas City! Mike makes creating art an art form in itself. What a joy to watch and gift to own one of his masterpieces!”
-Deborah Wiebrecht, Executive Director of Variety Kansas City, The Children’s Charity
“Mike Debus spreads the gospel through a multi-sensory presentation using music, a blank canvas, his own two feet, and a wide variety of paints and brushes. Exposing young and old alike to sacred art is one thing. Re-creating that sacred art live in front of an audience in just a few minutes is something else. Simply put, Mike Debus helps bring any event to the next level.” 
-Anthony Keiser, Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry, Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma


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Great For!

  • Orientation
  • Family and Sibs Weekend
  • Roving Event
  • Corporate Events
  • Mall and Shopping Center Events
  • Fair and Festivals
  • Library Events
  • Public School Events
  • Performing Arts Centers