Rich Michaels has been painting for over 45 years. In high school he excelled at his mechanical drawing classes and worked as a draftsman during the summer months for engineers and architects. Initially, as a self-taught artist, abstract painting allowed him to explore outside the exacting demands of the drafting table. Now it’s more of a need to create, like a runner needs to run, he needs to paint.

As an artist, Rich enjoys working with acrylics, watercolors, pencils, oil based crayons, stencils and more.  He feels like there is an endless supply of art media and techniques yet to explore. He’s easily inspired by the art around him and wakes up every day, excited by the creative possibilities.