My latest painting, “Samara“, 8×10” acrylics on hardboard panel

Japanese Maple seeds and leaves in Spring colors

Original and prints available



Welcome to Seas n’ Trees…

Hosting the Art of Mike Kling


Thanks for stopping by. You can see my latest painting or drawing featured here and dig back through the “ART” archives to see some older works in several disciplines. “Scribbles” will contain some short writings.

I’m currently located in Virginia Beach and if you’re here, too, or planning a visit, check out the “VB Local” page to see an in depth weather forecast that will let you check upcoming Tides, Swell, Moon Phases, and other handy info if you plan on some Fishin’ or Surfin’. There’s also a link to a calendar there where you can see what bands are playing where for free on the Boardwalk.

There is a Tag Cloud, for your convenience, at the bottom of each page where you can click a Tag and see all posts and pages related to it’s topic, like, “Beach Art”, or, “Animal Art”. And while you’re down there, you can check on “Latest Additions” to catch up on the most recent posts.

We hope you enjoy your time spent here on Seas ‘n Trees.


Did you ever wonder about the process of painting, of how a painting comes to be? Some people can plan out a painting and execute it perfectly, but I don’t always do that. Sometimes inspiration strikes when you’re partially through and you go with it, trying this and that until something gels. That may not be the ideal way to paint, but it can be effective. You can get a peek behind the scenes at the process of painting here.


A favorite from about five years ago, here’s a short, short story about the Life of a Traveling Salesman, what I did for many years. Much of this is True, I’ll leave it up to you to decide what really happened on that Fateful Day ;)… Read it here.





*Please pardon the occasional chaos, the site is still under development and should be seen as a beta version. Any comments on site content, structure, artworks, etc. can be made via email. You can reach me at:   mike(at)seasntrees(dot)com      Thank you.



Some Previous Works


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