Michael Carson

    Attributes

    • Male

    About the artist

    1972: Born in Minneapolis
    2001: Started painting

    Michael Carson

    My work is almost always figurative. It's just what I find most interesting. And challenging. Once you allow yourself to concentrate so fully on one subject you will be able to explore the other aspects of painting, which is really what I love. The brushwork, the edges and color combinations allow me to maintain my sense of design. I also paint wet, which allows the paint to move easily throughout the canvas. I always try to make the work look effortless or simple. I like to be able to see the actual brush stoke up close and get that sense of knowing exactly how I painted it.

    I paint people because I have always had a serious addiction to watching people. I try to get that feel in my paintings. As if I am just watching people doing everyday things in my work. I love the subtle ways that a single brush stroke can create such subtleties in facial expression. I spend most of my time on the face and hands. They tell the story or create an interesting pose.

    Richard J.Demato Gallery