Michael received formal training in Fine Art, Advertising, and Illustration at Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Hussian with an Advertising/Fine Arts degree in 1990 and set up a studio in his parents home to pursue his dream of becoming a professional artist.
He first found inspiration in sports. Creating oil paintings of classic ballparks; Connie Mack Stadium, The original Yankee Stadium, Ebbets Field, and Fenway Park were his first published paintings, which are available in open edition prints. In addition, Michael also painted portraits of professional sports athletes; Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Wayne Gretzky, Eric Lindros, Julius Erving are just some examples.
Then his love for the landscape took over. Original landscapes in oil on canvas that have a soft, romantic quality that capture a moment in time. Michael’s inspiration comes from the beautiful scenery of Bucks and Montgomery County, where he grew up. His style is influenced by the Dutch Masters with a touch of my his creativity. Michael tries to create a mood with the use of contrasting color and strong light. He is represented by M&H Custom Framing & Gallery in Warminster, PA.
When the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series in 2008; Michael was inspired to create an oil painting that depicts the moment right after the final pitch. For you Phillies fans, each player is doing what happened at that very moment, fans are cheering, and fireworks fill the nighttime sky. The painting has been licensed by Major League Baseball through Legendary Sports Prints. The original measures 36”x24” and recently was auctioned off at www.goldinauctions.com. For you St. Louis Cardinals fans, he has captured the 2011 Cardinals World Series win on canvas as well; prints of each stadium are available for purchase.
In addition to his landscape art and sports art, Michael brings his talents to ceilings, walls, floors, and furniture in private homes, and restaurants with his decorative painting business. Decorative finishes from glazing to old world plasters, murals, and the art of trompe l’ oeil are his specialties.
Michael now accepts commissioned paintings in portraits, pet portraits, house portraits, landscapes, and sports art. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to call him at 215.527.0364.