Prints are produced on demand on either mounted wrapped canvas or giclee fine art paper in a variety of sizes here in the United States. High quality print reproductions for your home or office designed by artists living with homelessness or disabilities.
Palo Alto, CA
Michael grew up in Umpqua Valley in rural Oregon. Out of high school he joined the U.S. Marine Corp and did a tour in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged and attended Umpqua Community College and Brigham Young University, graduating with a BFA. Michael developed chronic PTSD symptoms and began to receive support from the Vietnam Veterans program in in Menlo Park, CA.
After graduating from the VA’s year long support program , Michael took a position as an Art Director for 3Com Corporation's’ “Connect Magazine.” He continued as a freelance illustrator and designer and in 1988 was accepted into the San Francisco Society of Illustrators.
Michael won 1st place in the Veterans National Creative Arts Festival and was invited to Washington D.C. As a result, his work hung in the Senate Rotunda for a week and he was able to visit the Vietnam Veteran’s memorial with a group of other veterans which was extremely meaningful for him. He writes “There are many disabled veterans, men and women across the country, using the creative arts for their recovery. I was motivated to continue developing as an artist.” .
Michael enjoys photography, watercolors, and figure drawing. An interesting fact about Michael is that when he first started working in watercolors (and winning awards for his art) he had never had any formal training in watercolor technique! Since then he has taken a variety of art classes including figure drawing and other creative watercolor painting classes as he feels that each class works together to inform his practice in a new way. Michael creates art every day as part of his practice as an important aspect of his personal and artistic growth along with a supportive community around him. He writes “I am very happy to be on that road of discovery and a path of recovery.”
Our Fine Art Paper and Photo Paper are OBA-free acid-free, 310gsm, bright white water-resistant paper made from 100% cotton. The fine art paper is a premium, flat, textured canvas paper. Our Mounted Canvas is a polycotton blend matte canvas using a pH coating that is optical brightener additive-free, acid-free, and whitening agent-free.
Each of our frames are hand built upon order to fit each piece. fine art paper and photo paper prints are framed with classic contemporary authentic wood measuring 1¼” w x ¾” h with a ⅝” rabbet with glass covering and optional white matting. Our mounted canvas prints are framed in floating authentic wood measuring ⅝” w x 2” h with a 1 ¾” rabbet.
Prints and frames are made to order and ship from within 5-7 business days of your purchase via UPS from California. If your prints arrive damaged please let us know and we will correct them for you.
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