Michael is an artist from Santa Cruz, California. He is a husband, father, and high school special education teacher who paints in his spare time. Michael is a self-taught oil painter that finds inspiration in human stories of grief, compassion, and loss.
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.Beautiful people do not just happen." - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross