Painter, printmaker, and musician; Michael’s life is full of the creative process. His work is an exploration of unique ways of seeing the world. From the beautiful to the banal, his paintings and prints lead him to seek that one angle that gives each moment it’s particular voice. Colourful, textural works emerge with the goal of anchoring the viewer in a moment and seeing what they haven’t seen before. Primarily oil on canvas and block prints, Hepher works with unique colour schemes and layers of texture bring out the emotion of a landscape.

A professional artist in various mediums for almost 20 years, Michael has found his stride in Fernie after opening Clawhammer Press, a vintage printing studio, and focusing his work on painting and printmaking. His works have been sold to customers all over the world from the gallery here, and a variety of galleries and exhibitions across Western Canada, the USA, and the UK.

Michael currently lives with his family in Fernie, British Columbia.

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  1. Michael Siebold

    Michael, these are spectacular paintings, I had never seen them or heard about them. I look forward to seeing them on a wall somewhere soon, thank you for your art, Michael

    • Michael,

      Thanks! Somehow I missed your comment here a couple months ago. There are a few out there on walls, I hope you run into one soon too! Or you can drop by our gallery in Fernie and see a couple there. http://www.clawhammer.ca should get you there. Cheers! mike

  2. adit

    just a wee note 🙂
    saw (what i believe to be your’s) Stuck in my Earthsuit, which lead me here.. must say i really like your stuff..

    don’t know exactly what was in your mind with Earthsuit.. but it reminds me of how oblivious i am to being stuck in mine.. and how i long to have eyes to see EVERYTHING better 🙂

    so thanks 🙂

    • Adit,

      Thank you for your comment! I believe you’ve gotten out of it what I had hoped. We are all on a journey to understand ourselves and the world around us, so I hope you find little bits of hope in that every day.

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