Michael Holmes was born in London West Virginia in 1947. Michael has lived in this state most of my life.
About his work, in 1966 at the age of 19, he considered himself an artist, and, painting to be his avocation in life. He paints in what they call a 'Romantic' style of art. Painting mostly Landscapes, although there are other subjects. Also, works are done at times in the 'Expressionist' style. He was self taught how to paint by studying the Masters. He works mostly in the Hudson River School style of painting using their techniques and adopting their philosophy. Many of the works are of Allegorical subjects. In addition, their will be Historical subjects as well.
Awards and Accomplishments
- Winner of a State award for 'Best West Virginia Landscape' in 1976.
In 1995, two of his works were featured at the 'JURIED SHOW' in the 'WEST VIRGINIA STATE CAPITOL'. They were on view at the CENTER OF CULTURE.
Media:acrylic on paper