About the Artist:
Michael Creese was born in Chicago, Illinois, and studied art at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He paints in the oil impasto style, a technique used in art where paint is laid thickly on canvas, leaving visible brush (or palette knife) strokes. When dry, impasto provides a great deal of texture to the finished painting. He also uses several other media in addition to oils, most notably watercolors. Only high quality artist’s materials, permanent lightfast pigments, archival canvas mounted on solid wood stretcher bars, and acid-free watercolor papers are used in the creation of his work.
Michael’s unique style is a culmination of his fine art training, his fondness for the Impressionist and Expressionist art movements, and his personal artistic vision. Color and composition are two key elements to his creative process, but the application of paint is perhaps the single most important factor in defining his style, from loose brush strokes and rich texture to an almost frenzied use of palette knife marks. The colors that he uses are frequently blended directly on the painting, adding liveliness through visibly distinct transitions in color and shade. He has been told that one of the nicest features of his style, even though it is representational, is its abstract quality.
Michael’s original oil-on-canvas paintings have been purchased by collectors throughout the United States, as well as internationally, and his style has been sold in print form by major art distributors and retailers, featured in the work of interior designers, and sold as ceramic and marble tile murals. Michael is currently a member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society.
Dogbotz Boneyard has collected the artwork of Michael Creese because of his brightly colored, highly textured, impasto style of oil painting. Whether his subjects are summer roses, koi in a pond, the rising moon, bare trees in winter, or just wild abstractions, the originality of his interpretation of nature is translated via the vigor of his brush or palette knife strokes. And so, from our Dogbotz Boneyard Gallery of Art for your own personal collection, we present Michael Creese’s Strawberry Rainbow.