Michael Torquato de Nicola is a mixed media artist who grew up in Orange County, California. Mike started surfing at age twelve and was on the US team by age nineteen. His art work is heavily influenced by his surfing and traveling experience. Mike's art can be seen on his painted surfboards, installation pieces, and film.
Working with some of the surf industries top brands he has also collaborated with Marie Claire, Fred Segal, The Olson Company and Red Bull. His art work can be seen in shows across the United States.
Mike is currently producing his first feature length documentary 'The Westsiders'.