Since childhood, Michael has always had a passion for being creative, but being partially red/green color blind limited his options in artistic schooling at the time.

After settling into a successful career in computers, Michael rediscovered his love for art while exploring computer graphics after the internet came into its own. Rather than focusing on technology to create art, he found a passion for traditional art. Having a creation to hold in his hand was much more satisfying. Drawing came first, and as he adjusted his creative vision for color blindness, painting followed.

A self taught artist, his thirst for more knowledge led to many evening classes and workshops.

In 2007, Michael was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Although this affected his physical activity and led to his career in technology slowing down, it meant even more focus on artistic endeavors.

Now retired, Michael has downsized a lot of his work, simply because it is more practical to work on from a wheelchair. Michael paints with acrylics, and occasionally draws with conte crayon and charcoal. Currently he has taken up watercolor, and has found a passion for making art cards
  • Joined: October 2007

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From The Easel Art Show and Sale

Hi / I’m helping organize an art show and sale for my art class. If you are in and around Calgary, Alberta Canada on May 5, please consider dropping by. / More information can be found here… / From The Easel Website
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