Mike Hendley - Artist Teacher Podcaster Writer

As an artist, I am constantly inspired by the world around me and the intricate patterns and forms found in nature. I strive to capture this beauty and complexity in my work, using a variety of mediums including graphite, watercolor, and acrylic. I am particularly drawn to insects, with their delicate forms and vibrant colors, and I enjoy using my art to highlight the importance of protecting and conserving these vital members of our ecosystems.

In addition to creating art, I am also passionate about sharing my knowledge and skills with others. I have presented at local schools on the topic of drawing, and I am currently working on developing beginner courses on drawing and nature illustration. I also enjoy sharing my work on social media and on my website, where I hope to connect with other artists and nature enthusiasts.

I see my art as not only a creative outlet, but also as a way to raise awareness about environmental issues and the need to protect and conserve the natural world. Through my work, I hope to inspire others to appreciate the beauty and diversity of our planet, and to take action to preserve it for future generations.

-Mike Hendley

Host of the Drawing Inspiration podcast 

Artist Brand Ambassador for Pentel Canada.

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Recent Art Blog Posts

Mike posts to his Instagram as well as on here on a regular basis. He showcases completed pieces, works in progress, new tools and techniques. Here are few of his recent posts.

Chickadee of course

Morning sketch session with my favorite subject, the black-capped chickadee! ✏️🐦 Kept it simple today, focusing on our little bird
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Alpaca My Pencils

Kicked off my morning with a graphite sketch of an alpaca that’s been waiting in the shadows. Tackling the diverse
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Drawing Inspiration Podcast

Since 2019, The Drawing Inspiration Podcast looks beyond the pencils, the brushes, the sketchbooks and the iPads to discover what it means to be an artist. Join Mike as he speaks to other creatives about their journey as well as reflecting on my own artwork and experiences.

See below for a few the most recent episodes. Find “Drawing Inspiration” and follow wherever you listen to podcasts.