Born in Ohio, he grew up near Cleveland, in a musical and creative family. McKee graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and went into business with his friend MacAnderson, designing and creating inspirational and motivational wall decor. He left Successories after serving 15 years as a creative director to concentrate on his fine art.
Influenced by the colors of the high desert landscape, McKee creates boldly colored abstract impressionist landscapes in his studio in Wheaton, Illinois were he now lives with is family.
Johnson, Michael Chesley, Michael McKee, The Pastel Journal,
June 2006 pp. 42-46