Michael K. Clann is a representational artist who, perhaps by virtue of his profession as a mediator, arbitrator and teacher of negotiation, is fascinated by the psychological motivations behind people’s actions.
Because of this interest he is often drawn to capture brief interludes of human interaction. Much of what people communicate is through body language and it is the gesture as much or more than facial expression that raises unresolved questions.
He believes it is the viewer’s response to the unresolved question that gives art meaning.
He also enjoys painting animals, especially when they exhibit human-like qualities. Man’s imprint on the landscape is a subject of interest to him as well.
Michael was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and now lives in Houston with his wife, Linda.
He has taken courses at the Glassell School of Art, Newcomb College, the Art League of Houston, and the Watercolor Art Society-Houston. As a voracious reader, Michael, nevertheless, describes himself as self-taught.
His passion for art began in the early 1970’s. His media of choice are acrylics, watercolor, and pastels.
Past & Present Memberships and Leadership:
- Served as vice-president and as a member of the board of the Watercolor Art Society-Houston,
- Founding Member and served as president and on the board of the Arts For Rural Texas
- member of the Art League of Houston,
- member of the Watercolor Art Society-Houston
- member of the Live Oak Art Center of Columbus, Texas.
His works can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. He is currently displaying at the Country Place Gallery in Fayetteville, and at the Holland Street Gallery, Bellville, Texas.
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