Though Mike McAllister had a career in creative advertising and marketing for 37 years, he never strayed far from his love of creating fine art. Now retired, Mike has concentrated his attention to his painting and love of restoring antique cars. Mike earned a BFA from the High Museum School in Atlanta, GA and attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and the University of Delaware. Though he has worked in many mediums his true passion is soft pastels finding inspiration in the works of both the French and American Impressionists, the American master Edward Hopper and by the colorful pastels and oils, of Wolf Kahn.  With more than 75 group shows and over a dozen one-person shows, his works reside in numerous public and private collections throughout the US, Baja Mexico, Canada and Asia including the Cleveland Museum of Art.