My name is Denise みか Hutchins and Studio Mikarts is the banner under which all my creative work is done. Like many people, I've been creating since I was a child, taking art classes all through grade school, though it wasn't until college that I realized I wanted to create for a living. For over 20 years, I've been honing my creative skills and I continue to enhance my technique today. Currently, I specialize in two-dimensional works of fine art and illustration that are often cute & colorful and always detailed & distinct. I utilize a variety of physical media such as ink, colored pencil, marker, and watercolor, as well as digital programs including Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint. My art is made with the intent to inspire optimism in, bring happiness to, and elicit positive emotions from my audience. Ultimately, I want to make the world a happier place!
Aside from being a creative professional, I'm also an all-around otaku-geek, spending most of my personal time consuming all manner of media, including books, manga, anime, movies, and video games. I also love to exercise and get outdoors whenever possible; my favorite activities include walking my dog, road & trail running, hiking, casual cycling, group gym classes, skating, and fitness video games. I'm a staunch supporter of animal rights, environmental protection, and other causes for Mother Nature. I currently live in Boise, Idaho, USA, with my husband, my younger brother, and our adorable pets: Bear, Sun, Kiki, and Kiba.