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28 years in business
2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike is one of the most visionary artists of our time. As a former Disney animator Mike doesn't just paint a mural, he tells a story. One that speaks to the heart of everyone who sees his murals.Sep 1, 2016
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Unfortunately, I was not able to get a start date from the client, who cancelled after my earnest effort to get a start date. No money was exchanged. Mike
Mike Cedeno is a versatile and very talented artist. We commissioned him to do a landscape that reflected an important memory from my childhood; his painting perfectly captures the view, but perhaps even more important reflects the heart and spirit of my memory.Aug 21, 2016
Mike is truly gifted. I'm always drawn to his work whether it's a mural, landscape, Disney sketch or a charcoal drawing. I recently purchased an oil painting from him at a recent show in LA and love it. He's an amazing artist and person!Aug 20, 2016
I am fortunate to own a gorgeous Cedeno painting of eucalyptus and palm trees. Everyone who sees it comments on how stunning it is! My favorite sushi restaurant down the street has one of his murals painted on the wall. Mike's paintings are full of life and movement and he has an amazing sense of color. I love that every painting he does is completely unique, since he paints from life.Aug 20, 2016
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My rates are competitive. If you have a budget in mind I can provide beautiful murals that fit your budget.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I try to find out what kind of concept the client is looking for, I might show some samples to see if there is something they like in my portfolio, or ask if they have some samples of art that demonstrate what appeals to them. I can meet with you for an initial conversation to discuss your mural needs for no charge and do afew rough sketches on site to zero in on what you have in mind. I take photos of the space, and for a small fee, will create afew preliminary photoshop mock ups of a designs that fits your space. I will email you the designs and we can refine the concept before proceeding to the mural painting stage. When I draw people on site or at parties or events, I usually will have a conversation with them while drawing, as an informal conversation tends to bring out some of the personality. It's always fun.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Studied animation and art at CAL ARTS. Hired by Disney feature in my senior year, that resulted in 27 years of full time, non stop character animation and character design on some of the most memorable animated characters and films most people have seen. What a ride! Now I am available for art and design service.