Meet The Artist
Michael’s love for art began as a young child. He credits his grandmother for encouraging him to branch out into new styles from a bribe when he was 5 years old. After drawing extremely realistic guns and explosions on old envelopes, she told him that she would give him paper to draw on if he would draw ‘something nice.’
He resides in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife and business manager, Vanessa, and their three children. In addition to Artistic Gold, he works as the Creative Director of a local non-profit, Hope & Home – a foster care and adoption ministry.
With over 25 years of professional experience, Michael uses his talents for anything from a custom graphite pencil portrait to hand painted murals and everything in-between. He is often heard saying "I've never worked a day in my life because I love what I do!" As the owner and artist of Artistic Gold, Michael is passionate about creating something special and unique for each project no matter what it is or the size.