Artist Biography 





GARY MICHAEL

Art Education:
Individual instruction from: Ned Jacob, Pawel Kontny, William Sharer, David Leffel, and Burt Silverman.<./p>

Workshops attended:
Richard Schmid, Buffalo Kaplinski, Burt Silverman, Robert Wood, Sergei Bongart, and Mario Cooper.

Work featured in:
Tonal Values (North Light), One Hundred Great Pastel Tips (Batsford Ltd, London), Learning from the Pros (Watson-Guptill), Life Drawing Class (Quarto), The Artist's Bible (Barnes & Noble), Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, Art West, Palette Talk, Southwest Art, American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, Art and Artists, Craft Range, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Art Voices, Revue and Pastel Journal.

Workshops and Classes Taught at:
Denver Art Museum, Museum of Western History, Denver, Emory and Henry College, VA., Mendocino Art Center, CA., Colorado Institute of Art, Rocky Mountain School of Design, Art Students League, Denver, Flying Colors Workshops, Acapulco and Oaxaca, Mexico, Pratt Community College, Pratt, KS., Casa Feliz Workshops, Taos, NM., Pastel Society of Texas, Dallas, TX., Allied Artists of Nebrasaka, North Platte, NE., Wyoming Art Association, Casper, WY., Sedona Art Workshops, Sedona, AZ., Oklahoma Speakers Association, Stroud, OK. and Tulsa Art Association, Tulsa, OK.

One Person Shows:
Saks Gallery, Denver, Park Place Gallery, San Angelo, TX., Abend Gallery, Denver, Western Colorado Art Museum, Grand Junction, CO., Pratt Community College, Pratt, KS. and Savageau Gallery, Denver.

Juried and Invitational Shows:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Rocky Mountain Water Media, Golden, CO., International Association of Pastel Societies, Denver, Pastel Society of America, New York, All Colorado Art Exhibition, Denver, Denver Botanic Gardens Exhibition, Denver, Museum of Fine Art, Colorado Springs, CO., Rocky Mountain National Park 75th Anniversary, Boulder, CO., Vanier & Roberts, Ltd, Scottsdale, "The Nude In Fine Art" and Belleli Gallery, Denver.

Work reproduced by:
Jannes Fine Art Publishing, Chicago--six images as prints, Leanin’ Tree--three images on greeting cards.

Artist’s statement:
“I’m a painter of moods--in people and places. But it’s not just the moods and personalities of my subjects that appear in my work; my own are there too. If I’m timorous it shows, just as it does when I feel indomitable. “I try to rely ever more on imagination without sacrifice of fidelity to fact. My favorite paintings are sheer inventions informed by observation. I am in style an impressionist, in idiom a realist, in spirit a fantasist.”



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