Michael was born in the Middle of Michigan’s lower peninsula. From the age of two he began drawing with anything available to his small hands. At 12 years of age, Michael began classes in Oils and his love of painting was sparked. Years of apartment living drove a switch to Acrylics as his primary medium, but Michael still occasionally dabbles with the pencils, pens, and colored pencils learned during childhood. Taking inspiration from his surroundings, Michael loves vibrant color and contrast. His subjects include anything from the mechanical and man-made to the beauty of nature. Michael now resides in Santa Rosa Beach, FL with his wife; Jillian, and dogs.