featured artist: Michael Carson

With his uncanny knack for capturing the female figure, artist Michael Carson unveils a host of new characters and scenes in his upcoming show. His images run the gamut from naughty to nice, and his thoughtful, confident technique creates a novel experience for any viewer.

Recently, we’ve had the pleasure to catch up with Michael Carson for a quick chat.

What’s the first thing that you think of when you wake up in the morning?
My kids. Not necessarily because they’re the loves of my life, which they are, but because I’m the one who wakes them, feeds them, makes lunch and gets them out the door by 7 am. It’s the most stressful part of my day they’re not morning people.

What makes you forget time?
The zone. It only happens now and again but when you find yourself there, time no longer exists. I live for those non moments.

If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be?
My guitar, my drum set, and my dog. If a dog counts as a possession? If not then I’ll keep two possessions.

Who has influenced you the most?
It constantly changes. I’m influenced by too many and too much. But the one that started my love of painting and has inspired me since has always been Van Gogh.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Enjoy your life. Do what makes you happy… you’ll be dead in the blink of an eye.

Michael Carson “Nefariousness”
WHERE Bonner David Galleries, 7040 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
WHEN November 19 – December 8, 2015


Michael Carson 1
Painting: “Queen” 20 x 30 oil on panel
Michael Carson 2
Painting: “Before the Music” 30 x 40″ oil on panel
Michael Carson 3
Painting: “Smokin” 48 x 36″ oil on panel
Michael Carson 4
Painting: “Face” 18 x 24″ oil on panel
Michael Carson 5
Painting: “Cassettes” 40 x30″ oil on panel

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