Abstract By Michael - Abstract artwork by Michael Palmer

A senior executive by day, Michael deftly navigates the professional realm of research, strategy, meetings and more, all bound by hard and fast deadlines and slick mobile devices. But when the workday ends, so does the corporate mindset. And the only structure to speak of is an easel.

For Michael, painting is a break from the planned and programmed. It’s about mood and instinct. Visualizing a space and letting inspiration dictate how to fill it. There are no rules or conventions. No bounds and barriers. It’s simply form, color and intuition coming together at a moment. That spontaneity and freedom inform his work with a lightness and purity that can be perceived almost immediately.

Of course, Michael didn’t come to his craft without study. He learned the rules in order to bend them. Michael won recognition and awards throughout his youth and went on to formally study architectural design. Among his professional pursuits, he is an accomplished graphic designer, developing brand collateral including logos, websites, print materials and more, for clients of diverse scope. Working within multimedia environments enables him to continually experiment with color, contrast, symmetry and other integral aspects of design. And it instills his fine art with a forward-thinking point of view.

Perhaps it’s that technical ingenuity that compels him to explore new and unconventional means for applying paint to canvas. A brush is not his implement of choice. Instead, Michael works with sponges, spatulas, squeeze bottles and other everyday objects to create shapes and patterns. And drawing from his architectural background, Michael sometimes constructs apparatus to manipulate gravity and centrifugal force to carry out his vision. The result is an organic layering of texture and color that are a hallmark of his work.

Michael’s art has been showcased in galleries in New York City, Chicago, Miami, Detroit, Boston, Toledo, Perrysburg, and Columbus, Ohio. His oil painting, 'New York by Michael,' has been tapped for publication in the upcoming book, An Artist's View - New York. His original works and prints are displayed by supporters nationwide but he graciously counts his daughter, Natasha, as his biggest fan.

For more about the artist and his works including pricing information and upcoming showings, please visit www.abstractbymichael.com

 

The 9/11/11 Project

This project was completed on 9/11/2011 as a ten year tribute to the events of 9/11. It is a series of 100 mini paintings. Each painting is 4" x 4" x 1.5" acrylic on canvas. Each painting is unique although all depict an abstract American Flag. They are each signed, numbered, and dated on the front. Each contains a business card tucked in its back. The purpose was to be a simple promotional item as they were sold for $10 each or less, or even given away as promotional items, or to friends and family.

 

 

The 9/11/11 Project

 

Abstract by Michael Palmer - Polar Scope Tel
Abstract by Michael Palmer - Paris In The EveningAbstract by Michael Palmer - New York by MichaelAbstract by Michael Palmer - Tumbling Dow

 Michael Palmer Assembling the Freedom Mural at

The Gallery at the Davis Building

 

Michael's Art Featured at Superior Studios Art Gallery

 

 

An Evening With Abstract Artist Michael Palmer

 

 

Complete List of Michael's Works:

Title Date Completed   Size Owner Location Image
Shadow of a Shadow 7/11/2009 Oil on Canvas 30" x 24" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio Link
Polar Scope - Tele 7/12/2009 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 18" x 24" x .75" Available Toledo, Ohio Link
Polar Scope - Micro 7/12/2009 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 18" x 24" x .75" Available Toledo, Ohio Link
Primary Synthesis 7/22/2009 Oil on Canvas - Three Pieces 72" x 48" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio Link
Eggs On The Forth of July 7/25/2009 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 24" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio  
Dots of Fun 7/26/2009 Acrylic on Canvas   Sold Toledo, OH  
Lizzards on the Sun 7/28/2009 Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12" x 1.5" Sold Toledo, OH Link
Moon Over Mars 7/31/2009 Acrylic on Canvas - Three Pieces 72" x 48" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio  
Paris in the Evening 8/9/2009 Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 30" x 1.5" Sold Jackson, MI Link
Gravity in Green 8/22/2009 Acrylic on Canvas - Six Pieces 60" x 10" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio  
Gumballs 8/24/2009 Acrylic on Canvas 48" x 36" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio  
Gold Rush #1 8/24/2009 Acrylic on Canvas 10" x 10" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio Link
Gold Rush #1 8/24/2009 Acrylic on Canvas 10" x 10" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio  
Rainy Day 8/24/2009 Acrylic on Canvas 10" x 10" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio  
Rainy Night 8/24/2009 Acrylic on Canvas 10" x 10" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio  
Twelve Lids #1 8/25/2009 Acrylic on Canvas 10" x 10" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio  
Twelve Lids #2 8/25/2009 Acrylic on Canvas 10" x 10" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio  
MiTaXi Collab 8/29/2009 Acrylic on Canvas - Four Pieces   Sold Toledo, Ohio Link
Copper Falls 8/30/2009 Acrylic on Canvas - Two Pieces 48" x 96" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio  
Patch 9/7/2009 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio Link
Orange Interrupt 9/8/2009 Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 18" x 1.5" Available Toledo, OH Link
Happy 9/15/2009 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Superior Studios Link
Envy 9/15/2009 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio Link
Energetic 9/15/2009 Acrylic on Canvas   Sold Oregon, Ohio Link
Spinnin' the Blues 9/18/2009 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Swirple 9/22/2009 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio Link
New York by Michael 9/25/2009 Oil on Canvas   Sold Jackson, MI Link
Be Unique 9/29/2009 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Duda Doodle 12/4/2009 Acrylic on Canvas - Two Pieces   Sold New York, NY  
Fall Colors 12/4/2009 Oil on Canvas - Three Pieces   Sold Columbus, OH  
Ireland in Abstract 12/27/2009 Acrylic on Canvas 18" x 24" x 1.5" Sold St. Clair Shores, MI  
In The Beginning 1/30/2010 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Columbus, OH Link
Mom's Poppy Field 5/15/2010 Acrylic on Canvas   Sold Adrian, MI Link
Laser Light 8/5/2011 Acrylic on Studio Door   Sold Toledo, Ohio  
Lemon Donut 8/6/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Lime Donut 8/6/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Red Sound Wave 8/7/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Blue Sound Wave 8/7/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Tumbling Down 8/15/2011 Acrylic on Canvas - Seven Pieces 168" x 48" x .75" Available UKazoo Books  
Black and White Tornado 8/17/2011 Acrylic on Canvas - Eight Pieces   Available Toledo, Ohio  
White and Black Tornado 8/17/2011 Acrylic on Canvas - Eight Pieces   Sold Perrysburg, Ohio  
November Seas 8/21/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Lime Slush 8/31/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Blue Raspberry Slush 8/31/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Grape Slush 8/31/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Cherry Slush 8/31/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Orange Slush 8/31/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Green Microbe 8/31/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available UKazoo Books  
Blue Microbe 8/31/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Sold Sylvania, Ohio  
Purple Microbe 8/31/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available UKazoo Books  
Red Microbe 8/31/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available UKazoo Books  
Orange Microbe 8/31/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available UKazoo Books  
The 9/11/11 Project 9/11/2011 Acrylic on Canvas - 100 Pieces 4" x 4" x 1.5" Sold Worldwide  
Melting 9/15/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Stained Glass 9/20/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Zebra Crossing 10/5/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio Link
Frankenstrat 12/4/2011 Acrylic on Canvas   Sold Toledo, Ohio  
Fall Trees 12/15/2011 Acrylic on Canvas Board 12" x 9" x 1/8" Available Toledo, Ohio  
Sommer Falls 3/30/2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" x 60" x 1.5" Sold Westland, MI  
Toledo Skyline 8/22/2012 Acrylic on Canvas  

Stolen

Halifax, Nova Scotia  
Tribute in Light 9/11/2012 Acrylic on Canvas   Sold Naples, FL  
Toledo Skyline Mural In Progress Acrylic on Canvas - Three Pieces   Sold Toledo, Ohio  
Times Square In Progress Acrylic on Canvas   Sold Toledo, Ohio  
Fading Liberties In Progress Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Chicago Skyline In Progress Acrylic on Canvas   Available Toledo, Ohio  
Washington DC 01/01/2013 Acrylic on Canvas Board 12" x 9" x 1/8" Available Toledo, Ohio  
Paris in Abstract 01/09/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 16" x 12" x 1.5" Available Toledo, Ohio  
The Valentine Project 02/09/2013 Acrylic on Canvas - 100 Pieces 4" x 4" x 1.5" Some Available Toledo, Ohio  
The Forest for the Trees   Acrylic on Canvas - 10 Pieces     Seattle, Washington  

Earth From Space

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USA #8 06/08/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 14" x 12" x .75" Available Davis Building Toledo  
USA #9 06/08/2013 Acrylic on Canvas 14" x 12" x .75" Available Davis Building Toledo  

 

Michael's Art can be purchased at:

UKazoo Books

Fine Art America

 

Michael's Art has been at:

09/01/2010 - 10/01/2010 APW Gallery - "Small Works, Big Idea"- Long Island City, NY - Group Exhibit

09/28/2009 -10/31/2009 Izzy's Raw Art Gallery "Abstraction" - Detroit, MI - Group Exhibit

02/01/2010 - 02/28/2010 Mac Worthington Gallery  "The Show" - Columbus, OH - Group Exhibit

06/01/2010 - 06/30/2010 Pentimere Winery - Tecumseh, MI - Solo Exhibit

08/01/2011 - 08/31/2011 Superior Studios Art Gallery - Toledo, OH - Solo Exhibit

09/01/2011 - 09/30/2011 Superior Studios Art Gallery - Toledo, OH - Featured Artist

08/01/2011 - 11/01/2011 Perrysburg Arts Council - "Art in Public Places" - Perrysburg, OH - Featured Artist

10/01/2011 - 10/31/2011 Superior Studios Art Gallery - Toledo, OH - Resident Artist

11/01/2011 - 11/30/2011 Superior Studios Art Gallery - Toledo, OH - Resident Artist

12/01/2011 - 12/31/2011  Superior Studios Art Gallery - "Art-O-Rama" - Toledo, OH - Solo Exhibit

01/01/2012 - 01/30/2012  Superior Studios Art Gallery - Toledo, OH - Resident Artist

02/01/2012 - 02/14/2012  Superior Studios Art Gallery - Toledo, OH - Resident Artist

05/01/2012 - Current  Ukazoo Books - Toledo, OH - Group Exhibit

02/09/2013 - 02/09/2013 Ukazoo Books - "Art Explosion Toledo" - Toledo, OH - Group Exhibit

03/07/2013 - Current  Superior Studios Art Gallery - Toledo, OH - Resident Artist

07/01/2013 - Current The Gallery at the Davis Building - Toledo, OH - Group Exhibit

 

Links:

Official Website

Facebook Page

About Me Page

PaintingsILove.com

Fine Art America

Pinterest

 

Press:

Toledo News Now

Perrysburg Arts

 

Also See:

Art Explosion Toledo

Superior Studios Art Gallery

The Gallery at the Davis Building

 

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