I am self taught , that is to say what ever talent I may have has come by trial and error and for sure, in some part, genetic.
I have lived in California my whole life and mostly in Marin County (since about 1964-65) and anyone who knows the area can tell you that Marin County is not only a beautiful place to live, as well as expensive, but is a creative nexus in our hemisphere with San Fransisco just the other side of the bridge and Sonoma county to the north. I felt fortunate to be around such supportive and nurturing people and although I know they are there, I really don't personally know a lot of artists here.
I could go on, but my point is, these works are just another slice of my mind and where It may go. Each piece take about two months to complete and like the rest of my work, this is pointillism and as with some of my pieces there is a watercolor wash on 14"x17" acid free, blah, blah,blah. Suffice it to say, I try to use the best materials and if you need to know more, then email me or something. I now am living in Colorado only because it has become so expensive for me to live in California. I have sucessfully completed a commision work and am open to new projects. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
I do hope this is not too much description. Most sincerely, Michael Stanford