With Cajun roots in the New Orleans bayou, but travels that have taken him across the world, New Orleans native Michael Orgeron met and married his West Australian wife in Perth and now calls Fremantle home, with their young daughter. Early artistic works included award winning wood carvings of Louisiana aviary, winning several Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers Guild first place awards for carving decorative decoys, along with watercolours of New Orleans flora and fauna. He hass been carving with his brother since the early 1980's.
Michael had suspended his art career for quite some time but picked up his pencil (preferred medium) again at the request of his wife a few years ago. With a focus on illustration and photorealistic styling and venturing into surrealistic reflection, birds are his true love, with anatomy his second. He focuses on close detail to investigate his subject with an eye for accuracy. His favourite artists are Edward Wilson, Rubens, and Da Vinci.
Recent works have prompted Michael to go back to basics and explore the dimensions, complexities and contrasts of creationism and evolution in anatomical and surrealistic design with graphite and single tone work, taking inspiration from the studies of Leonardo Da Vinci.
Michael stills holds great passion for fauna and flora and continues to produce beautiful natural world pieces, and demonstrates a breadth of scope ranging from photo-realistic productions, to surrealistic artistic interpretation of philosophies and history.
Pencil / Polychrome on Paper
- also available as Limited Edition Print - see below -