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Michael A.

Event Organizer


Monterey, CA

Member since:

November 30, 2011

What kind of art do you like to make? Any particular media or inspiration?

Drawing, printmaking, water color and a recent flirt with acrylic media are current interests along with nature photography. I really enjoy getting outdoors and exploring new trails, views, scenery. Spending more time drawing-hooking up with a life drawing group, and trying plein air are goals for the near future. I have a thing for birds-hawks and egrets particularly- and have been working hard on my hawk magic i.e. convincing them to grant me a picture before they spook and fly, so I always keep my gear near at hand. Sargent, Daumier, and the sculptor Mestrovich are artists I admire and locally the beautiful etchings of Santa Cruz print maker Stephanie Martin.

What art-making activities and events would you like to be a part of?

Sketching groups, plein air, leading hikes, helping organize group shows, events, venues.

What days and times are best for drawing and painting meetups?

Evenings and some weekends, and when the longer day light season is here-occasional mornings for a quick study or two is good. Love that morning light.

Where do you like to practice art-making?

A sunny room with natural light and lots of windows, but often evenings at the kitchen table with extra lights, and in the college art studio rooms.


Having fun on my art journey...ever inspired by the light, water, trees, birds, mts, people & ideas in this beautiful thing called life on the Mty Bay. Looking fwd to creative sparks ahead and getting together with like minded folks. Thanks Jon!

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