His paintings have been called “exuberantly cheerless.”
Artist Mike Hartung loves that description.
The 73-year-old painter, who lives in Lindsborg, Kansas, has made around 700 paintings over his career.
His first exhibit, “Gas Stations, Laundromats and the Spaces Between,” opens this month in three venues across Kansas.
Hartung has also been described as a recluse, which he disputes, pointing to his recent exhibit openings in Salina and Lindsborg.