• Self Portrait, graphite, 17”X18”, 1996
    Self Portrait,
    graphite, 17”X18”, 1996

    Since 2004, Michael has shown his artwork with fellow artists of Studio 155, a group of botanical artists that formed the core of the 2006 Corcoran Gallery of Art’s exhibition Botanical Treasures of Lewis and Clark. Our group continues with a common purpose of seeking to expand the definition of botanical art. We have exhibited as a collective in many venues.  Besides the Corcoran, at the Delaware Art Museum, Studio Gallery, the Cosmos Club, Adah Rose Gallery, and other places.

    Michael retired in 2009 after 25 years in early childhood education. Throughout his career, he took children on field trips to art museums, organized art projects, and mounted an annual children’s art show for colleagues, family, and friends. He also taught young artists at the Corcoran Gallery’s summer art camp.

    Michael received a Masters in Early Childhood Education and Administration, as well as an undergraduate degree in political science, from George Washington University.  He also earned a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration in 2006 from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the U.S. Botanic Garden.