Mike Fantuz works as an air traffic controller while committing to a painting career. His current series demonstrates a deep love for the landscape from an aerial perspective. Through his paintings he delivers the sense of limitless freedom and possibility flight offers.

A fascination with aerial mapping is the tangible visual force driving his work in which he turns the flatness of the canvas into an arena of deep spatial perspective. Applied with a palette knife in thick swabs of juicy paint, the harmonious tones of Fantuz’s reserved palette lends his scenes a pervasive sense of calm. From this vantage, Mike ruminates on Vancouver’s environment from a bird’s eye view. Away from the particulars of human activity, floating in the expanse, his work offers a renewed perspective of clarity.

Mike Fantuz’s CV

Mike Fantuz Up Fulton

Up Fulton  2020
Oil on canvas  30″ x 30″


Mike Fantuz NYC Financial District

NYC Financial District  2020
Oil on canvas  30″ x 48″


Mike Fantuz As I Imagine You

As I Imagine You  2020
Oil on canvas  40″ x 60″


Mike Fantuz A Thousand Fibers Connect Us

A Thousand Fibers Connect Us  2020
Oil on canvas  40″ x 60″


Mike Fantuz The Bridge Between

The Bridge Between  2020
Oil on canvas  36″ x 48″