Michael’s style of art abstract realism, contradiction of both terms using strong contrasts to shapes and outlines as well as emotions portrayed in the eyes of his subjects.
“I grew up in okotoks, just south of Calgary. My mom and three brothers were all very good artists so I guess it was just natural for me to follow in their path.
I’m influenced by the beauty in the world around me. I believe you can find and paint the beauty in any subject matter. I think it’s also important to tell a story through the flow of your painting. By creating a natural flow you give the observer the opportunity to fill in their own story and emotions. “