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Meet Michael

Where Art Meets Design

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. 

Michael Friedes is enthralled by the way art can transform an environment. As an award-winning fine arts painter and interior designer, he knows that each piece of art is informed by the spaces it resides in.  Likewise, every design, Michael has an artistic flair and a focus on enticing color and harmony to its space. 


Asa fine arts painter, Michael enjoys mastering the art of color that brings life to inviting pieces and transports the viewer to places within their own imagination. His paintings are constantly evolving and are inspired by the environment and nuances around him.  Michael creates all of his paintings in his studio located in Sonoma, CA. 

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

 -Pablo Picasso

As an acclaimed interior designer, Michael understands how to transform a space, through both layout as well as how the environment is brought to life through art, color, and decoration. Michael was born and raised in New York City and has lived in Northern California for the past twenty years. His style is a confluence of the two coasts that beautifully form his signature style of relaxed elegance. His work has been featured in numerous publications and his projects span the country from California to New York.

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