Artist Media Series
Michael Esch is known for his realistic oil paintings on canvas. He focuses on Colorado and New Mexico landscapes. This piece is entitled, “Keystone Canyon“. Of course, it is the clouds and colors that are dramatic. Michael says of his clouds:
“My cloudscape and landscape paintings are a relatively straightforward way to express how I feel about nature; how striking it is now, and how it may have looked hundreds of years ago. I will often erase human development from my work and paint as realistically as I can to convey an accurate vision of how my mind’s eye sees the environment. All too often, civilization creates ugliness; and my work is a window into how nature may appear without human intervention.”
Michael has worked professionally for over 40 years with work placed throughout the US and is recognized for realist and stylized cloudscapes, in oil, acrylic, and multi-media glass installations. He has painted the largest painting on canvas in the world at the Air Force Academy (1997), and it still remains overpowering to viewers below. My multimedia glass installations are also about visual impact, nature in its unspoiled state, and interaction with the work by moving past it.
“I hope that my art will have an impact on the world in such a way that people can see the beauty of the natural world the way that I do, and influence the preservation of unspoiled environments.”