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NOVEMBER 16TH @ ORPHEUM, MEMPHIS, TN
November 11, 2013 - This Saturday, NOV 16, is the Orpheum Auction. I have 2 large donations, and 6 framed
The piano: In collaboration with Steve Cropper, Mike has created for thus years Orpheum auction a Memphis Skyline at dusk on the front, sandwiched in by 2 Memphis Trolley's with the Orpheum sign as bookend on the side of the piano. And to add a further touch of Memphis, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Stax legend Steve Cropper penned the words to his and Eddie Floyd's HIT song "Knock on Wood".
The painting I did for Kroger in January. Golden Hour 40"x48"
November 7, 2013 - It's
been a busy few months. Besides the piano and guitars I showed ya'll,
I've had a few commissions.
HELP ME 24"x36
A Book Cover for my friend the Barefoot Man.
(BIG BLUE 41"x41") (WINGED FRIEND 20"x24")
A couple of Butterfly's
3 Trolleys (TROLLEY'S 3 each 30"x40" RED, WHITE, BLUE)
Kid's and Kite (CHASING A DREAM 24"X24")
a POSTER for an ASLEEP at the WHEEL concert (RAY 30"x30")
Fingers on a Guitar Oops this one is for sale (CLOSE UP 24"x24")
and a donation for a Blues Legend (PINETOP 24"x24")
Mike & Charlie Daniels
Mike & Ray Benson
Steve Cropper with one of Mike's Latest Guitars
November 6, 2013 - Paintings for for Memphis Charities...
A Piano, for the Orpheum's Auction on November 16 ...
and a Guitar, for the Blues Ball, in Collaboration with my friend Steve Cropper.
And another Guitar for the Blues Ball, to be signed by Jerry Lee Lewis.
November 5, 2013 -
WAITING FOR MY MASTER
30"X30" charity the Humane Society Live Auction
20"X24" gallery wrapped SOLD
24"X36" to be autographed along with 3 Giclees by Paul Revere
August 9, 2013 - New paintings
TROLLEY 24"X30" FOR SALE
INDEGO SAX 18"X24 FOR SALE
CINCO DE MAYO 18"X24" DONATED (Blues Ball)
DERBY DAY 24"X30" SOLD
BEATLES 24"X24" Gallery Wrapped
BAYWATCH 22"X28" Framed
ORPHEUM TROLLEY 22"X28" Framed
CHURCH ON THE HILL 24"X36
ELVIS JHR 12"X30" GALLERY WRAPPED
ELVIS 68 12"X30" GALLERY WRAPPED
SYNCRONCITY 24"X24' GALLERY WRAPPED
PRIEST 20"X28" SOLD
August 5, 2013 - Mike's
next ART show will be on Sunday, August 11th at The Orpheum in Memphis,
TN. Come buy some art will you?! :)
June 11, 2013 - I'm having an ART show on Friday, June 14, at Playhouse on the Square, beginning around 6 PM, on the second floor. It's a
Party! Free beverages, music by Izzi, and 12-15 paintings by me. It's a Party, bring friends.
April 23, 2013 - Mike will be taking orders for 5 framed Memphis related giclees the week of April 23-28, at the Orpheum, during the run of the Broadway Hit "Memphis" for the amazing price of $200 each.
HEART OF MEMPHIS
March 27, 2013 - Mike will be taking orders for these Framed Giclees for $200 each during the run of The Broadway Musical "The Million Dollar Quartet" at the Orpheum From
Tuesday-Saturday this week!
JERRY LEE LEWIS -- $ QUARTET -- TRY THIS
MEMPHIS MUSIC LABELS
March 10, 2013 - New
A horse is born to run,
to a horse running is fun,
a gallop or trot, are instinct not taught,
and the race is not over till the horse has won.
GIRL IN AN AUTUMN STREAM
30"X30" FOR SALE
sometimes during a moment;
you need to take a walk with a friend,
to a place that inspires;
and your conversation never ends,
that secret place where laughs echos,
like ripples in a stream,
that's when you discover your a team, ya'll are a we.
ABSTRACT HEARTS 8"X10" FOR SALE
HEART OF MEMPHIS 30"X30" FOR SALE
SQUARE MICKEY 30"X30" FOR SALE
LANDMARK AND LEGEND 30"X30"
RED PIANO 30"X30"
"Golden Hour" 40"X48" SOLD
Canvas just finished for NEW Memphis Kroger
Grand Opening event on March 19.
March 7, 2013 - Below is
an excerpt from an article recently written about Mike. There's
lots more to read so be sure to check out the full article!
Michael, when was your first desire to become involved in art and the Blues music?
I love Music. Music and Musicians a lyrical expression of an image; Iím just lucky enough to be able to capture that expression. My connection with the International Blues Foundation began from a newspaper article. I had just painted BB KING, and had a few hundred lithographs printed, when I read an article about the Blues Foundation needing some donations. So I drove down to their offices in Memphis, Tennessee, double parked, and delivered one hundred Lithographs, to help them raise some much need funds. A couple of years passed and John Hahn, Shemekia Copelandís manager, emailed me and told me to expect a phone call from Jay Sielman, the Director of the Blues Foundation. Jay asked me if I would be willing to paint the 2006 BMA Poster, I did, and Iíve been donating to and painting for the Blues Foundation ever since.
What does Blues Folk Art mean to you and what does offer you?
I donít paint folk art, my ART is more impressionistic. But it offers me the chance to paint the colorful stars of the Blues World. It lets me express my joy and love for the music, the beat, the soul, that erupts from the Blues Players. Blues musicians donít jump into the Music Business for fame and fortune, they play the Blues, because they LOVE it. And they allow me to portray that love.
What do you learn about yourself from the colors, paintbrushes, music and Blues Folk culture?
Iíve a 16 year, 10 time cancer survivor, the Bright Colors I use were my savings grace from the torture and pain of Chemotherapy. Iím also a writer, and in many cases Iíve lived the blues, which helps when I try and capture the Blues Artists essence.
February 15, 2013 - Article
February 1, 2013 - My next show is on Friday February 8th, 2013 at Danny's Midtown Framer
(1523 Union Ave). It's from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Come by and buy
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