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About the Artist

Based in Munich, Germany, Michael is a Senior Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. With no formal training in fine art (Michael's formal education is in accounting and law), Michael is a self-taught painter who has relied on practice, casual advice, books and videos to develop his painting techniques since he began painting in 2012.

Michael favours representational art with the aim of giving the viewer a high sense of realism and to create the illusion of life. Michael prefers still life motives, but will occasionally experiment with new adventures.

 

Exhibitions, Special Acknowledgement and Awards

​​​​​​​2022

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( February )

FCA, "Federation Showcase" [Online] Exhibition ( March )

FCA, "Small" Exhibition ( April )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( April )

FCA, "Landscapes" Exhibition ( May )

FCA, "365" [Online] Exhibition ( May )

NOAPS, On-Line International Spring 2022 Exhibition BEST STILL LIFE ( spring )

FCA, "On the Edge" [Online] Exhibition ( June )

LS&T Online Gallery, Open Exhibition, SPECIAL MERIT ( June )

FCA, "Vancouver Salon" Exhibition HONOURABLE MENTION ( August )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( August )

FCA, "Annual International Representational" Exhibition ( September )

FCA, "Limitless" [Online] Exhibition HONOURABLE MENTION ( November )

NOAPS, On-Line International Fall 2022 Exhibition ( fall )

 

2021

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( February )

LS&T Online Gallery, Figurative Exhibition, FIRST PLACE ( April )

FCA, "Landscapes" [Online] Exhibition ( May )

NOAPS, On-Line International Spring 2021 Exhibition ( spring )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( May )

FCA, "Vancouver Salon" Exhibition HONOURABLE MENTION ( June )

FCA, "Signature Exhibition" ( June )

FCA, "Limitless" [Online] Exhibition HONOURABLE MENTION ( July )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( June )

FCA, "Small" Exhibition ( August )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( August )

FCA, "Annual International Representational" Exhibition SECOND PLACE ( September )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( September )

 

2020

[ Not active ]

 

2019

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( January )

Awarded SENIOR MEMBER status ( SFCA ) by the FCA ( March )

FCA, "Success" Exhibition ( March )

[ Not active remainder of year ]

 

2018

FCA, "Active Members" Exhibition ( January )

Emerging Artist Art Muse Contest, FINALIST ( January )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( March )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( April )

Emerging Artist Art Muse Contest, WINNER ( April )

FCA, "Go Figure" Exhibition ( May )

FCA, "Small, Smaller, Smallest" Exhibition HONOURABLE MENTION ( August )

 

2017

FCA, "Works on Paper" Exhibition ( January )

FCA, "Active Members" Exhibition ( January )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( February )

Emerging Artist Art Muse Contest, FINALIST ( March )

Jack Meier Gallery Representation Award Competition, FINALIST ( March )

FCA, "Ode to Oils" Exhibition FIRST PLACE ( April )

DPW FIRST PLACE ( April )

NOAPS, On-Line International Spring 2017 Exhibition ( spring )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( July )

FCA, "Small, Smaller, Smallest" Exhibition ( August )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( September )

 

2016

FCA, Admitted as an Active Member ( January )

LS&T Online Gallery, Landscapes Exhibition, SPECIAL MERIT AWARD ( April )

NOAPS, On-Line International Spring 2016 Exhibition ( spring )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( April )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( May )

FCA, "Limitless" On-Line Exhibition HONOURABLE MENTION ( summer )

FCA, "Postcard" On-Line Exhibition ( summer )

LS&T Online Gallery, Figurative Exhibition, HONOURABLE MENTION ( July )

FCA, "Small, Smaller, Smallest" Exhibition ( August )

FCA, "Scenes from Western Canada" Exhibition HONOURABLE MENTION ( September )

G25N Gallery, "Red 2" On-Line Exhibition ( September )

 

2015

DPW SECOND PLACE ( February )

Gateway to Sedona Artist Competition FINALIST ( May )

Art-competition.net Still Life II HONOURABLE MENTION ( July )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( November )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( December )

 

2014

Featured Artist in "Fine Art News" ( September )

Boldbrush FINALIST ( October )

DPW JUDGE'S PICK ( November )

 

[FCA means the Federation of Canadian Artists]

[LS&T means the Light Space & Time Online Gallery]

[DPW means Daily Paintworks]

[NOAPS means the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society]

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Brian Sherwin, Editor of "The Art Edge" notes that Michael's "brilliantly detailed paintings capture the warmth and comfort of country living. The work I viewed offers a nostalgic quality... reminding viewers of a bygone era".

 

"Informed Collector" notes that Michael´s "art shares the reality of the subject and leaves the viewer feeling like a unique, personal experience has been created just for them".

 

Colin Page, judge in the January 2018 Art Muse Contest remarks that "Detail like this is obviously hard to pull off, but it’s even more impressive when the painting stays fresh. This is a painting about soft transitions and a gentle touch, and it’s executed very well. Even the flat black background has character. The color sense is one of rich and subtle grays, and they work very well together." ( Making Pie I )

 

Michael Godfrey, judge in the April 2018 Art Muse Contest remarks that "I loved everything about this work…it’s bold design, abstractions, dramatic lighting and narrative elements. The artist has deftly infused a sense of anticipation and tension in the work by the composition and point of view." ( Sitting. Waiting. )