After a long hiatus from the world of fine art, Michael found a new muse and inspiration from the surrounding natural beauty of Rockbridge County.

 

His acrylic paintings feature the farms  and faces that surround his home in the rural village of Brownsburg.

 

Here are some samples of the variety and scope of paintings starting

from 2013.

"No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder."

 

— John Ruskin 

Michael is the winner of the 2015 Bath County Art Show's, Garth Newell Music Center award for, "Outstanding Contemporary Artist".

Red Barn
Prideful Goat
Bug in Blue
Winter Show

Gallery Opening at Ox Eye

Red Barn in Snow
Sunny Cow
Rescued Me, Max Bear, Jr.
How Now, Proud Cow
Rockbridge Landscape
Howell Sleeping
Young Bull
Quartermoon Books at Topsail Beach

An Artist's Favorite Place

Pig in Profile
Prideful Sheep
Jump Mountain
Love Bug
Misty Sky
Charlie Lama
Study of Barns & Sky
First Place / Spotty in Profile

Fundraiser for the SPCA

Late Night Cow
Snow Scene
Modern Cow
Fall Field
Work in progress

Springhouse Studio

Study of Lama
Big Eyed Bull
Hillside Barn
Red Bull
Oxe Eye Winery, Staunton VA

Tasting Room Gallery

Handsome Cody
Reclining Bull
Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WVA

July 2016 Featured Artist

Red Rooster
Early Morning Sky
It's a Red Nose Pig, Dear
Lavendar Sheep
Rcokbridge Vineyard, Raphine VA

2017 Featured Artist