michael clark’s biography
Michael Clark is a painter focused on capturing the world around him. From summer afternoons by the beach to evening sunsets in the mountains, Michael travels all over to capture these effects on canvas.
Raised in Michigan, Michael moved to Texas after receiving his BFA from Kendall College of Art Design. While in Texas Michael continued with his focus on landscape painting exhibiting his work in several galleries in Michigan and Texas. He also traveled extensively through the U.S. painting en plein air. In the summer of 2010 he took an extended trip through the western states spending a month residing and painting in Hood River, Oregon. That trip resulted in over 50 plein air works painted in states from Washington to Colorado.
After the passing of his father Michael decided it was time to take his passion to another level and set off on a journey to study with some of the best artists in the country. That journey led him to Chicago for a summer at the prestigious Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art. After the intense study in Chicago (painting a minimum of two head studies a day) he decided to move to Denver, Colorado. He chose Denver for its closeness to nature and the access to study with some of the finest painters in the country. After several years of study in Denver Michael made the leap and became a full time artist opening a studio in Estes Park Colorado.
Recently Michael won the best of show award at the 2015 Plein Air Artist Colorado annual show as well as being back to back Best of Show winner at the Paint the Town competition in Marble Falls, Texas.
Art Students League, Denver Co. 2011-2014
Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts Chicago Il. 2011
BFA in painting, Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids MI. 2006