September 11-September 13, 2019
Cost: $350 AAI Members, $375 Non-members
Michael is a Texas artist that has rapidly become known for his dynamic watercolor portraits, landscapes and his popular workshops. 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 American Impressionist Society, The Southwestern Watercolor Society, The Society of Watercolor Artists, the Missouri Watercolor Society, The Outdoor Painters Society and more.
His work has received numerous awards, been published in the NorthLight Books issues of Splash 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 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 served as faculty and demonstration artist for the 2018 Plein Air Convention and Expo.
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. 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.
Michael says, “My work is impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting… and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes a painting so expressive. I strive to connect with God through the creative process.”