Michael Ottensmeyer

Mike Ottensmeyer was born in Vincennes, Indiana, and grew up on a small watermelon farm near that city. He attended Indiana State University as well as Central Michigan University, where he earned a Master of Arts Degree.
Ottensmeyer has been an avid painter and writer for over 15 years, during which time he has produced hundreds of country style primitive paintings, craft paintings, and most recently a series of stylized landscapes, farmscapes and villages patterned after the Shaker style of architecture. He lived and worked in Europe for nearly two decades, and completed a novel entitled The Melon Boys in 2007.
When Ottensmeyer moved to the Atlanta area in 2006, he became most active in painting acrylics on canvas, and he also took an interest in painting country style scenes on skateboards as part of a yearly charity in Decatur, GA known as “Skater Aid.” He entered skate boards that proved to be in high demand for the popular Skater Aid Children’s Cancer Charity over the past 5 years. He has sold a variety of country style paintings over the past decade, including a primitive style painting entitled Random House that is now in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT.

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