Mike Soloman is a Vancouver based artist and musician specializing in figurative oil painting and multi-instrumental musical soundscapes. His work has been exhibited throughout North America for the past 20 years with his most recent shows being in Antigua West Indies and Kimoto Gallery in Vancouver. Soloman has been writing and recording music for several decades, his compositions share an ethereal, classically based feel with his visual art and is currently writing music with his project “6 Minute Escape.”
Q. If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell yourself?
I would say, “don’t be alarmed, but nothing will turn out the way you think… but it’s all totally necessary!” I would also add that you are very fortunate to be following your dreams and to remember that you’ll always be a student, no matter what age you are on the creative path. Your years of experience will become added value to your work, but it’s a gradual process, so don’t get ahead of yourself. Humility and gratitude to those who support you is the most important thing.
Q. What do you have going on that you would like to share?
I am currently working on a series of paintings inspired by the mysteries of mountains, the sounds and frequencies that create our world and the small creatures we share it with. I will be exhibiting this spring and sharing on social media.
I am also writing new music with my project “6MinuteEscape.” A collection of classically inspired ambient tracks to be released this year. We currently have a series of EP’s titled “A Meditative State” that can be downloaded on Spotify and Apple music.