Whether painting, drawing, or operating a vintage Chandler & Price letterpress, Michael’s style is marked by bold lines, impatient strokes and bright colour. He wields the brush, the woodblock, the press, the pencil to capture the emotion and meaning of everday details, so often overlooked and undervalued, and tells their stories.
Michael has exhibited widely in British Columbia. His work can be found in private collections throughout Western Canada. Many of his prints have travelled farther afield to places like Helsinki, Finland, and Chicago, Illinois.
A number of Michael’s public art works, co-created with artist-blacksmith Paul Reimer, have been installed in downtown Cranbrook. The duo’s most ambitious work, the Reconciliation Sculpture, was recently unveiled at the YXC airport.
Ever the servant to his trade, Michael has studied art privately and at the graduate level, and honed his skills as a commercial illustrator and graphic artist for more than a decade.
Michael currently lives with his family in Fernie, British Columbia.