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Michael O’Shea – Dance Palace Lobby Artist

May 1 May 31 PDT

As a resident of West Marin, Michael cannot help being intrigued by the surrounding forest and the pattern made by the trees. They have such individuality, inviting a sort of dialog while they search with their branches for light. This work is an examination of the trees as seen in many ways, against their surroundings.

Using a laser printed black and white photograph, he transfers the image to a prepared and pre-painted wooden panel using varnish. Rubbing away the paper leaves the tree image imprinted. Upon this, he paints again until his dialog with the tree is complete. Michael has had solo shows in the Bay Area and in France, as well as participating in group shows. Recent West Marin shows in 2019 were at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station and First Valley Inverness Gallery. Currently, he is participating in the exhibit “Extraction: Art at the Edge of the Abyss” at Gallery Route One. 

Join Michael via Zoom on Tuesday, May 4, at 5:00pm, for an artist reception, featuring a discussion of his work, followed by a Q & A.  Registration is required, and is free; register here.  Registration ends 30 minutes prior to the start of the reception.

To see the entire gallery, click on the Dance Palace Art Gallery starting in May.  To purchase original artwork, send an email to Michael at: osheamjo@me.com. A portion of the proceeds goes to support the Dance Palace. 

To follow the artist on social media: 

  • -Instagram:  @Michael.o.shea
  • -Facebook:  michael.oshea.7773