My latest Painting is “ParaSailor with ManBun“, acrylic on 8×10” stretched canvas.




My newest drawing, “Macs Seafood Shack“, is a charcoal and cretacolor pencil study on 9×12” Canson blue toned pastel paper. It is drawn from a recent photograph.










How to Contact Me

You can send me a message using the Form on my Contact Page…

Or, call or text (preferred). If you call, leave a message. If I’m out in the Seas or Trees, or Painting, I might not check the phone til I’m done…


Welcome to Seas n’ Trees…

Featuring the Art of Mike Kling


Thanks for stopping by. You can see my latest painting or drawing featured above. Keep checking the site, I have been averaging a couple of new works a month. The “ART” link will take you to my online catalog of Paintings and Drawings. “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, and a link to the SurfCam at the 1st Ave Surfin’ Beach. Have Fun!

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.




New Things…

Some Big News for the Local VB Art Scene, we’re moving to the ViBe Creative District…

The Artists Gallery is a Great local resource for anyone with an interest in Art. It is an Artist owned and operated Co-op that has enriched the VB cultural scene for almost thirty years. It’s time to make it even better. The City recently closed it’s pottery program and the Gallery is now partnering with it and expanding to become the Virginia Beach Art Center (VBAC). We are also moving to a larger building to enable the VBAC to offer more studio space, more classroom space, more Art Lessons, a roomy Pottery Center, more exhibition space and a much improved experience for Art Lovers of all stripes. Can YOU help make this Dream a Reality? We need your help now. Thank You. Info and Fund Raising link here.



NOTE CARDS are here. 4×6″ cards, blank on the inside, with envelopes. Now available in assorted sets of four cards in Garden, Fishin’, and VB Local themes. Check ’em out here.







The September  Show at the Artists Gallery is upon us, open the entire month. Near and Far is the theme, come see where our Local Artists have wandered, or not, this past year. I have two works in this one,  “Anvil Rock“, an acrylic painting,  and “Bike Ride with Dogs“, an oil painting. Both were inspired by a trip to New Mexico and the Chihuahuan Desert I took last September.






“Anvil Rock”


“Bike Ride with Dogs”





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.



Here’s a new oil painting, “Long Creek Beach“, depicting a remote area of First Landing State Park, 8×10” on stretched canvas…







Some Previous Works



Interested in the Artworks? Got some questions? Want to place an order?

You can send me a message using the Form on my Contact Page…


Or, call or text (preferred). If you call, leave a message. If I’m out in the Seas or Trees, or Painting, I might not check the phone til I’m done…

Thanks, Enjoy Your Day!


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