Michael Wise was born in Brooklyn, New York where his appreciation for the arts was stimulated by the numerous visits to museums and galleries. He received his Bachelors degree in Biological Illustration from Iowa State University. He continued his studies at Northwestern Health Science University in Minneapolis Minnesota where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Michael’s paintings are inspired by his passion for science and exotic flora and fauna he has encountered in his travels and studies. He currently resides in Bend, Oregon with his wife and son where the Majestic surroundings of the Cascade mountains have provided a source of inspiration for his work.