After a successful career in advertising design and creative leadership, Michael began focusing more seriously on his painting in 2011. He has quickly become a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Southwestern Watercolor Society, The Society of Watercolor Artists, the Missouri Watercolor Society and The Outdoor Painters Society.
His work has received numerous awards, been published in the NorthLight Books issues of Splash 16, 17, 18 and 19 and been recognized by being selected three times to the Fabriano (Italy) Watermedia Exhibition and in the World Watercolor Competition in Taiwan where Michael was juried into the top 30 artists in the show. He has been selected to the faculty for the 2018 Plein Air Convention and Expo in Santa Fe NM.
Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creativity, from high school art teacher, advertising creative director and businessman. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.
His wide range of experience influences his approach to his exciting and popular workshops which he holds throughout the US.
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march 16 (Friday) - 17 (Saturday)
215 E. Tyler Street