Michael Theise

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Money Has Wings


Free Fruit


Boom or Bust

All American

Dollars and Cents

Please Do Not Remove

Peale's New Sketchpad

Stuart's Posse

The Boys Remain Safe

Golden Boys

Eagle's Note

Coming Into His Own

Fruits of Whose Labor?

Peale's Blotter

Behind the Scenes

Bartlett's Rack

Sargent Meets Pollack

Indian Giver

Faithfully Yours

Peale's Panel

Mike Theise walked in to The Cooley Gallery more than 20 years ago, spent time looking at paintings and talking art. He invited Jeff Cooley out to his car and opened the to reveal three years worth of his own perfectly painted trompe l'oeilcanvases.  It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship and a break from Mike's day to day responsibilities as a produce manager for Stop & Shop.

Since that fateful meeting Mike has exhibited his paintings in New York and Boston. This group includes one of Mike's favorite subjects to paint - money.  When Jeff Cooley first visited Mike's studio he saw a pile of toothpicks under the easel.  He couldn't get them out of his mind.  When he finally asked Mike what they were all about Mike said, almost offhandedly, "The toothpicks? I use them to paint the bills."  Mike studied painting at the Paier School of Art in Hamden.  He lives in Connecticut.


- ph: 860.434.8807 - fax: 860.434.7526 -
25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371 Hours: Thursday - Saturday 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. also by appointment.

Please note that all works are subject to prior sale, and prices are subject to change.