Michael’s work is always created by hand, painted without the use of tape or masking, allowing wobbles and imperfections to remain. It is important to him that while each piece is extremely precise, a close examination reveals the handmade nature of the process. Mistakes are left to be discovered, the hand of the artist is revealed.
Michael is a self taught painter, muralist, woodworker, movie critic, dog walker, and freight train rider.
His clients include Facebook, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Nordstrom’s, the City of Smithville Texas, Austin Daily Press, Blackfeather Vintage, Batch Craft Beers, Beautiful World Syndicate Records, East Side Glass, and others.
He has exhibited in New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, Austin, Dallas, and other cities throughout the US. He was one half of the experimental music duo and printing project, Ospreys, touring extensively from 2005-2009. He has written about his experiences riding freight trains over the last 18 years for Faded Glory magazine, and for the French book about North American boxcar art, Outside the Box. In 1999, he co-founded the Lost Film Fest, a nomadic film festival which continues to travel the world to this day.
Michael was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and lived in Philadelphia, PA for thirteen years before relocating to Texas in 2012.