About The Artist
Mike Fitzsimmons is a self-taught metal artist who found his appreciation for metalworking while attending college. Enrolled in an automotive body program, Mike excelled in the metal working disciplines. In addition to receiving a degree in Automotive Technology, he went on to complete his degree in Mechanical Design Engineering.
After college, Mike worked as a Designer for both large and small companies, all the while continuing his love for metalworking in outside ventures by restoring and customizing classic automobiles.
In 2003 Mike evolved from automotive art to fine art. The change was prompted by a research and design position that required him to sculpt custom medical instruments for use in surgical procedures. This job rekindled his profound appreciation for metalworking and sculpting.
The artwork Mike produces is derived from a love for the outdoors, encompassing the shapes, textures and colors found in nature. The use of flowing designs enhanced by specialized patinas and fine finishing is what drives Mike’s Designs.