Ross Michaels, Lakewood CO Member Since August 2010 Artist Statement I’m a computer graphics designer with training in digital video editing. I’m a semester away from my bachelors in fine art from Metropolitan State College. I’m skilled on Mac and Windows machines. I’m skilled with the Adobe publishing software, especially Photoshop. I come from a fine art background (print-making and painting), so my work has an esthetic sensibility that catches and holds the eye. I’m confident I can say I’ve mastered the creative thought process. A primary factor in that process is the learning process, and I love learning. Nothing gets the creative juices flowing better than learning new things. My latest learning endeavor is birds.
I've been attending Metropolitan Sate College in Denver, on and off, when I have the funds, since 1972! I have enough credits for one and a half degrees, but only enough credits focused in one area for almost one degree. Learning is entertaining for me. My early training as an artist, is in drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and music. Include, astronomy, physics, psychology, sociology, literature, philosophy. A degree hasn't been as important as having fun learning about what interests me! Someday I'll have enough money to finish my degree. Till then I'll keep learning on my own! It's birds at the moment!
Recently, I've focused on bird, wildlife and landscape drawings and paintings. Check out my newest gallery and my 'Recent Drawings and Paintings' set on my Flickr photostream.
I have more than 3.000 photos on my Flickr site. The site is mostly a chronicle of my birding experience, and the birds are placed in sets, one for each species. There are plenty of other subjects such as Deer, Insects, Landscapes, and so on. Peruse the photos, and if you find one you'd like to have, contact me thru Flickr or Imagekind, and I''ll make sure you can get it.