Michael is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC and received a BFA degree from Queens College, NY. As an instructor, he spent a decade teaching special education in NYC often using his art skills to inspire the creativity in his students. Michael enjoys working with oil on canvas and gouache on paper. He paints directly onto the canvas with no preliminary drawing. For the most part, his paintings are representational. The emotions they evoke are powerful, yet subtle allowing the viewers imagination to be drawn in.