Michael McDowell is a Fine Arts Painter with Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute where he completed his studies in 1991. Since then he has spent much of his time in the pursuit of developing a personal style of painting and establishing representation at various galleries.
Michael believes that making Art is an experience that provides an individual with personal growth and insights into the nature of being human. This part of the process of creation is as important to him as the “finished product,” and he encourages others to gain an understanding of this concept.
As an artist and instructor of both studio and lecture courses Michael realizes that he plays a vital role in helping students to understand the various attributes and experiences that Art can provide individuals and, by extension, their community. It is his belief that Art enriches and enhances existence and, he is, therefore, a strong advocate for these pursuits.