Of his first published book, Michael says, "Chisel A Grey Stone was inspired by my own experiences as a young artist. From the time I was a small child, like Chisella, I was always creating imaginary worlds in my mind and in my sketchbook. This book is about one of those worlds."
In the story, Chisella, a young artist, yearns for a more exciting existence beyond her tiny village. Using the power of her imagination and her artistic gifts, she takes the reader on an exciting adventure where she creates, then brings to life her gargoyle friends. Read a review of the book here
Michael began drawing and painting at a young age. He earned his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chisel A Grey Stone is Michael's first published book. He is currently working on his second book featuring his family’s beloved and comical hounds, Jakey and Bernie. He is a member of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Michael lives in Urbana, Illinois with his family.
Michael is an artist who specializes in highly imaginative illustrations. Examples of Michael's work include book illustrations, paintings, murals, and academic drawings. Are you working on a journal article which could be elevated by an illustration? In need of a technical illustration for a manual or Ph.D dissertation? Contact Michael and he will be happy to collaborate with you. In addition to authoring and illustrating his own books, Michael invites authors and editors in need of original artwork to contact him for their projects.