© Michael Andruch
Meet Michael Andruch
What kind of work / accomplishments have you done in the artworld? I am a Wildlife Illustrator with an emphasis on North American gamefish.
Why the interest in North American gamefish? My love of fishing and the outdoors has inspired my work a great deal.
How many years have you been pursuing art? I have been pursuing art as a professional for 4 years.
How old are you? I'm 26 years old.
Has anyone been a particular inspiration to you in pursuing art? Mark Sussinno, Larry Tople, and Al Agnew, all gamefish artists, have inspired my work a great deal. I strive to achieve their excellence.
Do you do this full time, and if not, what else do you do? I am currently an art director for Container Graphics Corporation, a leading manufacturer of printing plates and cutting dies for the corrugated industry. My goal is to enter the print market as a career and fish my life away.
What are your goals for your artwork (make money, be famous, have fun, change the world, etc..)? My goal for my artwork is to be ranked with Mark Sussinno, Larry Tople, and Al Agnew as leading gamefish artists and I want my illustrations to be enjoyed by many people.
Did you ever have any formal training in art? I have an Illustration degree from Northern Illinois University. I graduated in 1995.
What's the most compelling reason to visit your website? I use a variety of mediums. The work on my website has a lot of variety.