Michael J Mally was born and raised in Iowa in the 1970’s. His love and passion for art started at the young age of 9 years old and carried on through the rest of his life. In 1983, Michael entered an art contest but unfortunately lost. The lost of the art contest didn’t discourage Mr. Mally from his art passion. In the year of 1998, Mr. Mally took a trip with his college class to study the art and culture of Asia. Michael Mally returned home in 1999 full of more passion for his art work and with a new love for traveling abroad.