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Michael Fitzpatrick  Napa, CA

'Victoria sleeping'
Oil on linen
'This is how I roll'
Oil on canvas

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About Michael

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 D’Arcy, 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 Michael’s 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 Michael’s 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.

Michael describes his work by saying, “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.”

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"So beautiful!"

"I am the proud owner of Victoria Sleeping. She's so peaceful and innocent and a great addition to my collection. Michael is amazing"

"I had the good fortune of meeting Michael 9 years ago. A dear friend( also an artist ) was visiting from Seattle and we stumbled upon Michael in his studio. We both knew that we had found someone truly special not only as an artist but as a wonder person too. We both have 3 of Michaels works. My friend owns the original Victoria sleeping."

"Love this work, everything is so light and free. Victoria sleeping could be a very complicated painting with all the creases in the various fabrics, but I think it has been caught beautifully"

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