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I hope you will find everything here at "Artist with Oils" that you need. I am focused on providing high-quality paintings with service and customer satisfaction, and will do everything I can to meet your expectations.
I paint 'Plein Air' and in studio, Land and Seascapes, mainly with the alkyd type oil paints which dry much quicker, making the finished work easier to handle.
I also paint Portraits from sittings and photographs, or from photographs alone, and will accept commissions on deposit.
Other mediums which I paint with are the normal Oil paint, Acrylic, and Pastels.
All my paintings which you see in these 'On Line Galleries' are original work. These would make an ideal gift at affordable prices.
An original painting, you will find makes a beautiful memory everlasting, not to be forgotten. A place in ones heart.
You will find a variety of paintings to choose from, or if you would like a canvas painted, either with oil paints or other mediums, acrylic or pastel, in colours to go with a particular room or wall, this I will do for you.
Take a look around my website and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
The profile under was written by a good friend of mine ...
Michael is an ex-serviceman who served in Malaya with 1RAR during the Malayan Emergency.
He is a life member of the Royal Queensland Art Society (Gold Coast Branch) Inc. and is a dedicated and active committee member.
He works mainly with the quicker drying oil paints, although he uses other mediums also. Oils tend to show his versatile style. Combining realism and a touch of imagination (If he feels it), together with a little of that which is the painters licence, he creates work that will complements any wall.
Michael has been an artist from a young age. He showed a flair in drawing and painting, with an interest in land and seascapes which seems to have passed down through the family.
After a bad accident some time ago, which completely changed his life, he began taking his art work more seriously. He took lessons using oils with well known Brisbane artist Ken Harris, and later moved to the Gold Coast where he lives now. He takes workshops whenever he can to learn even more and keep up with the trends. Also Life Drawing to not only widen his scope but as he says "keep his eye in".
He is now exhibiting his work and gaining recognition. You will find some of his work on display at the RQAS gallery at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. He has work in Victoria, NSW, and also Gurnee USA.
On different occasions he has been 'Artist in Residence' at the Southport library. his work has also been on display there.
"Art in the Park" each month, outside the gallery at Broadbeach, sees Michael at his easel, working with all to see.
If there is a subject, --- certain colours to go with that, that you have, or something you have in mind, even a portrait, you will find Michael very professional in his approach.
“Since the accident, forcing me to retire, I have used my painting as a relaxant, which I enjoy very much. To enjoy what one does, brings out the best, and painting since my accident has brought about something I have always wanted to do. One door closes but another door will always open”. Michael Hooper
I hope to see you here again soon, send me a G'day! Check back later for new updates to the website. There's much more to come in the Galleries as I am always painting!