Mike Haubenstock, based in Glen Allen, Virginia, paints landscapes and still lifes in oil. He is inspired by architecture, natural scenes, and colorful displays. In recent years, he has spent more time with plein air work, which includes the challenges of moving shadows and colors. His still lifes often feature fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Mike's painting is representational. He wants the viewer to be drawn in by color and depth, by a painting that inspires and creates continual interest and perhaps whets your appetite.
Mike frequently picks a theme and paints works in a series to experiment with variations. His most recent Fashion Series is based on mannequins in store windows with the reflections of the street scene and buildings opposite, creating, in effect, two paintings in one. His International Recipe Series is inspired by his love of cooking. These paintings show the ingredients in favorite dishes and cocktails and the vessels in which they are prepared, ranging from paella to martinis.