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Don Michael Jr

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20140908070526-unlocked
Unlocked, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X40" © 2014, Don Michael, Jr.
20140512205254-the_artist_pauses_to_reflect_and_consider
The Artist Pauses to Reflect and Consider, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 24"X30" © 2014, Don Michael, Jr.
20140512201227-the_gift_called_grace
The Gift Called Grace, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 24"X20 © 2014, Don MIchael, Jr.
20140512201236-on_the_wings_of_a_dream
On the Wings of a Dream, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X24" © 2013, Don Michael, Jr.
20140512205602-spiritual_growth
Spiritual Growth, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 20"X16" © 2013, Don Michael, Jr.
20130601181656-crush
Crush, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X24" © 2013, Don Michael, Jr.
20130601175258-wherewithal
Wherewithal, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 20"X24" © 2013, Don Michael, Jr.
20130601181952-epoch
One Fleeting Moment, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X40" © 2013, Don Michael, Jr.
20130601183013-threshold
Threshold, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 36"X24" © 2012, Don Michael, Jr.
20130601182652-cautiously_optimistic
Cautiously Optimistic, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 16"X20" © 2012, Don Michael, Jr.
20130216004229-leap_of_faith
Leap of Faith, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 10"X10" © 2012, Don Michael, Jr.
20120619070354-stuck_inside_my_own_head
Stuck Inside My Own Head, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 24"X30" © 2012, Don Michael, Jr.
20130601183533-aspire_and_endure
Aspire and Endure, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X24" © 2011, Don Michael, Jr.
20130601183419-killer_instinct
Killer Instinct, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X24" © 2012, Don Michael, Jr.
20110525212557-dare_to_believe
Dare to Believe, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 20"X16" © 2011, Don Michael, Jr.
20130601183208-out_of_the_blue
Out of the Blue, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 24"X20" © 2011, Don Michael, Jr.
20111016013200-alone_in_a_crowd
Alone in a Crowd, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © 2011, Don Michael, Jr.
20110525212342-look_at_us_now
Look at Us Now, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © 2011, Don Michael, Jr.
20111016013018-self-control
Self-Control, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 12"X12" © 2011, Don Michael, Jr.
20110525212957-formative
Formative, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 24"X24" © 2011, Don Michael, Jr.
20110313150424-hidden_in_plain_sight
Hidden in Plain Sight, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 36"X24" © 2010, Don Michael, Jr.
Tacit_lucidity
Tacit Lucidity, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 8"X8" © 2010, Don Michael, Jr.
20110313144322-mystique
Mystique, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 8"X8" © 2011, Don Michael, Jr.
20100818031631-afterimage
Afterimage, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 12"X12" © 2010, Don Michael, Jr.
Reflection
Reflection, 2010 Painting 8"X8" © 2010, Don Michael, Jr.
20110313143610-beer-thirty
Beer-Thirty, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 8"X8" © 2010, Don Michael, Jr.
20120925011113-in_the_moment
In the Moment, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 10"X8" © 2012, Don Michael, Jr.
20130216004845-fair_warning
Fair Warning, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 8"X8" © 2012, Don Michael, Jr.
20130216005048-mama_aint_playin
Mama Ain't Playin', 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 16"X20" © 2012, Don Michael, Jr.
20130308095626-those_acquisitive_eyes
Those Acquisitive Eyes, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 10"X10" © 2013, Don Michael, Jr.
20130308095807-matter_of_opinion
Matter of Opinion, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 10"X8" © 2012, Don Michael, Jr.
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Las Vegas
Works in
Las Vegas
Schools
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1994, BA with Professional Emphasis in Printmaking
Tags
Expressionist, surrealism
Statement

The intention of my work is to give voice to the beauty and order that can exist in the chaos that permeates our daily lives. My process reflects the content of my paintings in that it begins with leftover paints from previous work which are randomly smeared across a blank canvas. From this chaotic mess springs a semblance of order as I integrate a cohesive image into these smearings. Several of the works in this series incorporate the masks that we wear to disguise the emotions raging below the surface. My medium of choice for this series is acrylic.

Each painting leads me on a journey of discovery as I look both inward and outward for meaning and inspiration. These paintings have helped me to learn more about myself, and I hope the viewer takes away something new from each experience with one of them.

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS:

2013   "Winter Blues Spring Time Hues", Palettes Gallery, SpringHill Suites, Las Vegas, NV
2012   "XenArt: The Energy of Art", Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV
2012   "Dreams, Ideals, and Performance", Gina M. Woodruff Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2012   "An Affair of the Heart", The Four Seasons, Las Vegas, NV
2011   "Masks", The Target Gallery in The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
2011   "Expressions West", Coos Art Museum, Coos, OR
2011   "2nd Annual Juried Exhibition", FTCC Art Gallery, Fayetteville, NC
2011   "River Art" Exhibition, West Shore Gallery, Wormleysburg, PA
2011   "Arts in Harmony 2011", Sherburne Co. Gov't Bldg., Elk River, MN
2010   "41st Annual Road Show", Louisiana State Archives Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2010   "Art 2010" - The Nathan B. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
2009   "Small Works" - FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA
2009   "Arts Alive!" - Green Valley Library, Las Vegas, NV
2009   "Un-Masking the Mind" - House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
2009   "8th Annual Summer All Media International Online Juried Exhibition"
http://www.UpstreamPeopleGallery.com
2009   "11th Annual Contemporary Art International Online Juried Exhibition"
http://www.UpstreamPeopleGallery.com
2009   “7th Annual National Juried Show” – Englewood Civic Ctr., Englewood, CO 
2009   “The Emerald Spring Exhibition” – Emerald Art Ctr., Springfield, OR
2009   “2009 National Exhibition” – Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC
2009   "Signature Dish Juried Exhibition" - the Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV
2009   "20th Annual Juried Show" - Contemporary Arts Ctr., Las Vegas, NV
2008   "The Color of Money" - FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA
2008   "isAp Online I'ntl. Open Acrylic Show" -
http://www.isap-online.com
2008   "Life's Unique Journey 08" - NW Cultural Council, Palatine, IL
2007   "Skin Deep" Solo Art Exhibit - Caramel, The Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas, NV

SELECT AWARDS:
:

2012   2nd Place - XenArt: The Energy of Art, Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemorary Art, Las Vegas, NV
2011   2nd Place - Art Buzz: The 2011 Collection, Art Buzz Publishing, Dunedin, FL
2011   Winsor & Newton Merit Award - 41st Annual River Road Show, LA Art & Artists Guild
2011   Award of Merit - Art 2010, The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
2010   3rd Place - Art Buzz: The 2010 Collection, Art Buzz Publishing, Dunedin, FL
2008   Honorable Mention - Life's Unique Journey '08, NW Cultural Council, Palatin, IL
2008   3rd Place - International Society of Acrylic Painters Online Show, www.isap-online.com
 
PUBLISHED:
2011   "Art Buzz, The 2011 Collection" - Art Buzz Publications, Dunedin, FL
2010   "Art Buzz, The 2010 Collection" - Art Buzz Publications, Dunedin, FL