As a young boy (age 8) in a new school in Hawaii, Mick was allowed to go to the art room every day to paint. It was there that he became an artist. His images were devoted to the tropical paradise that was his new world. Often his paintings had water themes that included exotic underwater creatures and plant life with the fantasy scenes of mermaids, sunken treasures, and ships. At age 10 he moved to Tampa, Florida, found an oil…