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".