Featured Artist: Gary Michael, Painter of Moods in People & Places

"Not wanting to go to my grave wondering if I could be an artist, I resigned a professorship of philosophy and went at it. Forty years later I'm still at it and, at times, still wondering. It's been a fun and frustrating ride. If nothing else, I've learned to deal with rejection. Also with all kinds of students from having taught workshops, plein air and studio, in several states and Mexico, and served on the faculties of the Art Students League and the Plein Air Convention in Monterey. Love teaching!

Climbed 53 of CO's 54 Fourteeners and find the mountains an ongoing source of ideas. Nepal, a high country heaven I visited three times, was the zenith of compelling subject matter, especially the people. Still it’s always nice to come home to the Colorado Rockies, though I do wish we could replace everything between Denver and Kansas with an ocean. Maybe I should suggest it to the governor.

Born in Denver and live there still -- half a block from where I grew up. Hope to be buried in the backyard, though no time soon."

Artist, Author, Speaker, Wedding Officiant, Teacher - Visit Gary's website: gary-theartist.com

Gary Michael
3009 E. 10th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Imagined and Remembered Blog

Paintings by Gary Michael:

"Long Pond - Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park" - 24x48 oil

"Beach Buddies: Elephant Seal Snooze" - 10x14 oil

"San Salute Church: Venice" - 20x16 oil

"Senegalese Girl" - 11x14 oil



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