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Mike Pethig

Photo by Julian Butler.

As a kid I drew all the time. I had the neatest notes and the best headings...which was where I finished most of my projects! In my teens I had a shortlived career as a 'street' artist...until I got caught and ended up painting a large part of my local school's walls. That may have caused a change of thinking and I stopped drawing for fun. 

That was until a couple of years ago when I ended up spending way too many afternoons watching my two daughters go through swimming lessons. I generally had a workpad and pen with me, so I started doodling.

What began as a doodle has grown into a real passion for cityscapes and in particular mandalas. 

I love to focus on micro details of mandala then see them slowly build up to macro pictures that you can sit back and enjoy.