About the Artist | Exhibits
Fine art has never come easily to Michael, "I'll go months without touching a brush. I've tried committing a part of each day to painting, but the results always seemed a little uninspired. It's when the artistic urge strikes on it's own that I Really feel connected to the artwork. There is no thinking involved, it just flows."
"If you were to ask my favorite medium, I'd have to answer, 'Whatever I didn't use last time'. Mixed media would be an understatement for much of my artwork; it's not uncommon to find watercolor, oil painting, oil pastels, stained glass, metal and wood all on the same canvas. Then I'll add electronics and whatever hardware is needed. I love interactive art; art with switches, knobs or dials that the viewer can play with."
Michael's Ink. has been the greatest influence on Michael's art. "Creating signs in San Francisco is very different from other areas in California. The level of creativity that is expected here is much broader. This gives more opportunity to experiment with various materials"
|Art Show Name||Date||Art Show Type||Art Show Location|
|Toca do Vinícius||Ongoing||Bossa Nova Museum||Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Ipanema|
|Fiesta of the Americas||Fall 2008||Charity Auction - Sold||Alameda, CA|
|"Serenity" at UCSF Center for Reproductive Health||Spring, 2008||Group||San Francisco, CA|
|Fiesta of the Americas||Fall 2007||Group - Sold||Danville, CA|
|Vessel||Summer 2007||Group - Best in Show||San Francisco, CA Union Square|
|The Nautical Bay||Spring 2007||Solo - Sold||Brisbane, CA|
|Visual Aid - Big Deal 13||Fall 2006||Group - Sold||San Francisco, CA SOMA|
|Fiesta of the Americas||Fall 2006||Group - Sold||Danville, CA|
|Lost in Translation||Summer 2006||Group||San Francisco, CA Union Square|
|SF Open Studios-PreShow||Fall 2005||Group||San Francisco, CA SOMA|
|SF Open Studios||Fall 2005||Solo - Sold||San Francisco, CA SOMA|
|Artist Xchange||Summer 2005||Group||San Francisco, CA Mission|
|Dream Art Exchange||Spring 2003||Group||Berkeley, CA|