At a young age Michael received art instructions from his Grandfather a graduate from the Art Academy of Rome. Along with a family of many talented and creative people it was only natural that Michael would feel at home in the visual arts field. Through the encouragement of his family and teachers he pursued a commercial art career by taking the Illustration course at Sheridan college in Oakville Canada then later attended and graduated from Sheridan’s computer animation course. As a professional artist for over fifteen years Michael has created graphics and animations for print, internet, television and film mediums. In recent years it has given him great joy to return to the traditional mediums of drawing and painting in which he started his artistic journey. He enjoys painting everything from landscapes to still life and the challenge of breathing life into a portrait or figurative work. Michael aspires to create art that shows an honest effort of craftsmanship and beauty.