Michael studied oil painting professionally while pursuing a BFA at East Carolina University. Most of his career has been in various arts administrative and executive positions. Now that he is semi-retired he is devoting his full time to his first love, painting. He's held one-man shows, and sold paintings and photographs in numerous galleries and to private collectors. He loves to expand on natural forms and capture their unique shapes and vibrant colors.
“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”