Mike travelled extensively from his native Welland, Ontario home before falling in love with British Columbia. A contemporary west coast impressionist, Svob works in watercolour, acrylic and oil. He attended Niagara College and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario before studying with many well-known artists. He learned to weave his visions into a wide range of boldly-designed and executed pieces, resulting in his work winning numerous awards and commissions. To date, Svob is the youngest member ever to have been honored with senior signature FCA status. Svob has created over fifteen murals, locally and internationally, including a collaboration with Alan Wylie at Vancouver International Airport, and an enormous 100' x 300' exterior piece.