Michael Ervin, a Laguna Beach resident, has been painting and sculpting art for more than 40 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Arts from Woodbury University, a renowned business and art college. In 1981, Michael opened his own advertising and design firm that has served world-class clients in a variety of industries. While that firm, Ervin Ad, is still operating today, he devotes most of his time to the arts through painting and sculpture. Michael has won several critically acclaimed national and international awards for his art, design and advertising. He has served on the Boards of Directors of many organizations, including The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, the American Red Cross, The Nicole Brown Foundation, and The Business Marketing Association. He is an active member of the Laguna Beach arts community, currently serving on the city’s Arts Commission. He is also a member of Laguna Outreach for Community Arts, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, The Laguna Beach Art Museum, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, the Community Emergency Response Team for Laguna Beach, and the Sierra Club, among others. Michael and his wife, Sandra, a marketing professional, have lived in Laguna Beach for five years.