"In my paintings I work to express beauty through the orchestration
of two-dimensional elements shape, value and temperature.
I infuse randomness whenever possible and at every scale. Random
is beauty: There are no ugly clouds."
Michael Fitzpatrick started
his art career in the mid sixties by attending Art Center College
of Design in L.A. After graduating he went to work for DArcy,
McManus, Masius Advertising in New York as an art director. Next
he moved back to the coast where he started and ran his own ad
agency: Fitzpatrick and Walker adv. Drawing and design were always
a large part of Michaels daily activity. In New York it
was drawing storyboards for TV ads by the hundreds. In California
design and illustration were the emphasis.
All this commercial activity
was only a backdrop for Michaels real love painting.
In the early nineties he broke away from the nine to five and
did his fine art in earnest. Painting virtually every day since.
He has many collectors around the world, and shows in galleries
in Napa Valley and Sausalito. He held the prestigious position
as resident painter at Domain Chandon for two years.
Michael paints in oil
in a traditional style allowing him to fully utilize his classical
training. While mostly he paints figurative, still life
and landscape are also very much represented in his body of work.
We have a nice selection of his work available at the Gallery.
For more information call 805-962-8885 or E-mail