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Bocci

Michael

UNITED STATES

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“My inspiration to paint come from wildlife and the great outdoors – from the blue whale in the ocean to the red-tailed hawk in the sky.”

Michael has always been an artist. One of his earliest memories was drawing pictures. He would frequently get together with other friends who also liked to be creative and they would draw pictures together for hours.

Image is showing two views of aquatic life.

Favorite subjects were airplanes, dinosaurs and various animal species.

Woodies and bass

Acrylic

$1,900

two views of aquatic life

During the time Michael was enrolled in elementary school, his teachers and friends would frequently ask him to illustrate artwork for the various school plays and functions being held throughout the school year.

“I worry about the state of the world, seeing climate change as an existential threat to our planet.”

Michael received an Associate Degree in Art from Orange Coast College and a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from San Diego State University. He excelled in 3D Design and Painting. For his senior project he completed a scale model of a Beluga Whale for the Zoology Department at Sea World in San Diego which was exhibited.

Michael can create a portrait of a favorite dog or a montage showing an action scene or a view which illustrates different aspects of a story in the art image. He is an equally talented at sculpture. Recently he has shown his ability to create realistic images of different subjects. He started a series of cast molds of clay sculptures; specifically of several dog breeds; a Labrador retriever and a German shorthair. He has also sculpted wolves and mountain lions.

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After graduation from college, Michael re-located to Alaska where he worked at a local newspaper in the graphic arts department. While working in Alaska he was exposed to the wildlife of the great north, which really began to influence his love wildlife and nature art.