Michaelin  
     Otis   
Artist - Illustrator

Artist statement

My work has evolved since moving from Minnesota to Arizona.  I love the bright colors and values of the Southwest.  Combining the forms of abstract and the realism of images is my goal.  Using large shapes and values, the viewer is led through the painting to discover the subject, which may not be seen with first glance. The abstract shape relates to the subject, and conveys a message or feeling about the object.
 Now working in a variety of mediums, I am focusing on collage and charcoal.  My first love has always been drawing, so returning to  realistic drawing, but applying it on an abstract foundation  is very exciting.
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