Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

--Leonardo da Vinci

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thank You

Hug Point Sea-stack
As my show Moods of the Pacific Northwest begins to wind down, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all your support. All the friends, family, peers and collectors, you have really added the spice to make this a dynamite experience for me and from the bottom of my heart I
Thank You!

From the time I was given the green light to move forward with this project, the entire process has been a life changing experience for me, and one that I will never forget.
Each of the paintings holds a special memory for me. Like the morning when I painted Torrent out in the driving wind and rain at La Push, or the time when my great friend, Eric Jacobsen and I straddled a guard rail in The Dalles and I ended up painting Reliable Beauty. Then there was the time when I painted a sea-stack at Hug Point and my freshly loaded palette fell face first on the beach. Consequently, the piece is lovingly adorned with Hug Point sand.
As of today, an amazing total of 24 paintings have sold from the show. I couldn't be more humbly thankful that Moods of the Pacific Northwest was so well received.
And to my biggest fan, my Grandmother (Betty), who has visited the gallery at least a dozen times with friends and family to do what grandmothers do best... boast.
Thanks to everyone who had an opportunity to see the show and/or offer up such kind words, especially those who chose to take a piece home. It truly means more to me than you can imagine.
I owe a special thank you to Kevin Weaver, the gallery director of Art on the Boulevard for believing and trusting in me enough to give me my first solo show. It was an unbelievable show of faith that I am so grateful for. Thank you Kevin, for giving me wings.
And lastly I would like to thank my wife, Victoria. I could not have done the show without your support and organization. I love you and thank you!


  1. Mike, I'm disappointed that I couldn't make it to either of the openings but I was really impressed with the show. It was quite an accomplishment to make that much work in a such a short time but, wow, what beautiful work. It was gorgeous, juicy stuff. I can't wait to see what you do next.


  2. Thank YOU Michael for providing us with such an AMAZING show! Its been an honor to host your first, of what I'm sure will be many, solos shows throughout your career! Keep up the great work!

  3. You did a fantastic job, Michael! I am not at all surprised that you had so many sales---every painting seemed better than the last one! Congratulations--you deserve the recognition...!! (It is hard to believe you are capable of painting like you did ....all while working at a full-time job....you are my HERO!)

  4. This is my fave piece, its just so nice.