Where ART Lives Magazine Volume 2 Number 6 - Page 108

Out Side The House The essence of what makes up the American landscape is what fascinates me: from the solitude of a deserted barn or farmhouse to the simplicity of an old wooden garden bench with paint cracked and peeling. I’m also intrigued and inspired by the sometimes overlooked details in nature. The way light reflects off of an old watering can is just as compelling to me as the grandest of landscapes. Finding new ways of interpreting and presenting these objects in our lives that seem ordinary and mundane is my joy. I knew from an early age that art would be my passion in life. I began my professional art career at Walt Disney Studios, painting backgrounds on such films as Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Lion King. I was Art Director on Fantasia 2000 and most recently was the Production Designer for Sony Pictures’, Open Season. After 3 decades as an artist and art director for film, I’m sharing my personal vision in print, and finding it to be the most rewarding and challenging experience as a visual artist. Winter Grace www.michaelhumphries.net 108