ALL ABOUT PASTELS!
A 6-WEEK STUDY COURSE IN PASTEL
for beginning and intermediate skill levels
$25 per individual class
January 17, 24, 31
2:00pm - 4:00 pm
ART on the Square Classroom
Class fees are due at 1st Class - paid directly to Instructor
For supply list: contact Michael
Or to see more of Michael's work - visit his website:
I started out as a church choral director, but wanted to develop my drawing skills, which had been put on a shelf. I obtained a visual art degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and worked as an illustrator for several years specializing in the medium of pastel. As I developed skills with oils, I began to do more portrait commissions and plein air (on-site) paintings.
Current work focuses on portrait and figurative paintings, and plein air paintings in oil and pastel. The content or feelings evoked by music are sometimes the impetus for a painting: My oil painting “When David Heard” was inspired by Eric Whitacre’s moving choral work by the same name.
I've entered many competitions, resulting in being included in some prestigious shows, and winning awards in others. I've also recently studied classical realism approaches to painting at the Creative Arts Center in Dallas, and the Texas Academy of Figurative Art in Fort Worth.
Currently I teach an "Introduction to Fine Arts" class at Dallas Baptist University.