At Home in the Shine Shack


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Mike Shine moved to New York City from Syracuse to pursue a career in advertising eventually ending up in San Francisco because his mind was on surfing. Mike proudly shows off his uniquely evolving “Shine Shack,” which he reproduced in exacting detail for his first major show. Mike strives to keep his life in balance through his art, his accomplished advertising career, and surfing.