Michael Ferguson

This Pacific Northwest painter is following in the traditions of artists around the world who find inspiration for their work in their immediate surroundings. Of his art, he says “As a northwest native and outdoor enthusiast it’s not surprising that I gain so much inspiration from this diverse beauty of mountains, desert and ocean.”

“My painting approach is fundamentally representational. The reality of the scene is readily apparent, followed by a fracturing of shape and color…I enjoy using the oil medium for field painting during assorted road trips and hikes. Outdoor painting encourages more impressionistic and suggestive qualities – due to constantly changing conditions of light and shadow.

I often use the oils and direct observations made on these trips for larger studio work. The controlled home studio environment allows me to create a richer and more personal view, typically in acrylic on board or canvas and on a larger scale.

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