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Studio Visit: Michael Sutcliffe
Thursday, May 27th, 2021 | 3:00 PM Michael Sutcliffe has been painting and working in a variety of mediums since his youth when his parents enrolled him in Saturday art classes in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Travel and a love for skiing brought him out west to the Rockies, where he continues to reside.
Michael has been influenced by impressionism, the bold colour pallet of the Group of Seven, and the joyful repetition of simple objects and primary colours made famous by Andy Warhol. Jackson Pollock’s playful approach to color and paint drips, combined with the folk art of Maud Adams, also factor heavily in Michael’s work.
Thursday, May 27th, 2021
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
His work is truly original, bold, and confident. In the last few years, Michael has been playing with disassembling his images and playing with perspective. He layers his work, inserting his own photographic images, pop art icons, gold, copper, and silver leaf, interference paints mixed with acrylics, and finally, a glistening epoxy finish.