Every once in a while the story of an artist’s rise lends itself interesting and relevant to the artistic process. Mickey Asche is one such artist. Overcoming great loss and challenges within life have led Mickey to the canvas where he found great release in discovering his creative passion.
Mickey’s story begins with great loss in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. As Mickey and his wife, Milo, settled into their beautiful new home in New Orleans, Louisiana, Hurricane Katrina took aim for the city. With insurance not yet in place, Mickey and Milo prayed for a safe delivery on the other side on the storm only to find out that their new home and all of their possessions were destroyed. To add to the loss, Mickey’s job of 21 years was also lost in the storm and a knee injury requiring surgery rendered Mickey unable to pursue other potential jobs. To console and comfort Mickey during his recovery, Milo bought Mickey several books on how to paint to occupy his time. This is how one story ends and a new one begins….
Touching brush to canvas for the first time, Mickey discovered an amazing talent hidden inside. Using this newfound talent, Mickey was fueled by a creative fire that he never knew he had. Within months Mickey was selling his originals to various frame shops and individual collectors. In 2008 he was commissioned to product the official Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival poster. Mickey’s talents quickly led him to a new full-time career as artist.
Three years later, Mickey’s gorgeous landscape paintings are in high demand, selling out in every gallery and exhibition he is featured. Mickey is now managed by the international group Live Oak Editions and is counted amongst a highly respectable group of creative and artistic minds. He has been noted as an “artist to watch”.
..:: Mickey Asche is available for commissions. Interested collectors should contact Teri Galleries at 504-888-5361.