Internationally known artist Michael W. Carroll has been painting astronomical subjects for over twenty years. He has done commissioned work for NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His art has appeared in several hundred magazines throughout the world, including Time, Smithsonian, National Geographic, and Astronomy. His paintings have aired on NOVA, COSMOS, and various TV specials, and have embellished albums and numerous books, including works by Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clarke, David Brin, Terence Dickenson.
He has exhibited works at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, at Moscow's Institute for Space Research (IKI) and has had traveling exhibits throughout the world. One of his paintings was flown aboard Russia's MIR space station in 1995. Mike has done murals for Lockheed/Martin, the Planetary Society, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Longway Planetarium, Fleet Science Center, and several other science museums, schools and churches.
Mike helped to found the International Association for the Astronomical Arts (IAAA) in 1984. He was one of seven North American space artists invited by the Space Research Institute of the former USSR to attend the Space Future Forum in Moscow in l987, where he consulted with Soviet scientists and artists. He is a member of the NASA Arts Program.
Mike is also a science journalist, with articles appearing in Popular Science, Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, Artists, and Earth magazines. His articles and stories have also appeared outside the U.S., including Australian, Japanese, and British publications. His first book, Visions of the Revelation, was an illustrated version of the last book of the Bible. He wrote and illustrated a series of children's books, which includes Spinning Worlds (Cook), Volcanoes & Earthquakes (Cook) and more. With his wife, Caroline, he has written two daily devotionals based on science: Absolutely Awesome (Tyndale), along with Exploring Ancient Cities of the Bible (Cook), and Gold Medallion finalist Dinosaurs (Cook).
Mike lives with his inspiring and wonderful co-author, business manager, and wife (all three of them have met), and fine kids Andy and Allie at the foot of the Rockies in Littleton, Colorado.