Michael received a Master of fine Arts Degree from Utah State University. During his college years, he took many courses in technical drafting, learning about line drawings, shading, and three-dimensional renderings. This trained him to see detail and strive for accuracy. Michael was raised in Bountiful, Utah where he explored the rural landscape with his friends and family.
He was encouraged by both his Mother and his Grandmother to work with his art rather than follow the family occupation of mechanical engineering. Michael is fascinated by landscapes but also loves painting figures of his family and loved ones. Meeting with others who are interested in art gives Michael a lift. He enjoys sharing the creation of a paintings and discussing the process with others. Michael is thankful for a wonderful family and those who enjoy his work.