I am an artist and interior designer based in Sonoma California. My art is meant to take you to a place within your own imagination.  I am delighted that my paintings are featured throughout the Bay Area, as well as Sonoma, New York and beyond.

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

-Pablo Picasso

When I was 6 years old and on vacation with my family, my parents had a caricature drawing of me made. When the man asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I immediately said, “an artist”. That desire has never left me.

Throughout my career as an interior and home furnishings designer, painting has always been within me as my purest expression of creativity. Painting has become my form of meditation. When I paint, I let everything else slip away and I enter a lovely, calm place of beauty, color, and texture, where my creative spirit manifests itself onto each canvas. I love the play of colors, blending and mixing them into a harmonious palette.  My focus is painting abstracted landscapes and shapes because the blurred line of reality and fantasy is what resonates with me. 


People are Talking

"Michael took photos and measurements of my dining room, and he painted something custom for my space, and it's absolutely striking!  It's an ocean scene of what was a calm ocean, where a storm is starting to brew. There's a tension between the whites and light shades of blue where the sky and ocean are tranquil, and the darker shades of blue and brown where the storm is creeping in.  I love the way it draws you in, and you want to keep spending time looking at it. It’s a stunning painting in its own right, and the size and colors compliment the space perfectly.  I couldn't be happier. Thank you again for such an amazing painting!"

Private Collector

–San Francisco, CA

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111A E Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476  | Phone:  707-375-3221 
HOURS: Thurs. thru Mon. 12 - 5 pm
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