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Michael Orwick is a storyteller who works in paint; even his landscapes leave you wondering or wishing or looking deeper. Many of his works are of children, animals and mythical creatures. He is included in "The New Masters of Fantasy" 2004 collection of the year's best science fiction and fantasy art. He works with a simple palette, using strong lights and darks. His paintings will surprise and delight you.
Orwick's work will be on display in The Foyer Gallery at Montinore Estate February 3rd through March 2nd. He will be on hand in the tasting room Saturday, March 5th, from 2 to 4 p.m. to meet visitors and talk about his work.
The tasting room and gallery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Montinore is located just south of Forest Grove off Hwy. 47 at Dilley, 3663 SW Dilley Rd.
For information, contact Michael Orwick at email@example.com
"Artists are not only mirrors of the world but also keepers of the soul, we must often work to not only editorialize current events and the sentiments of the masses, it is often our job to work as a counter balance. In a world of greed we need to give more then ever, in a world of pain it is our chance to console, and in a world of doubt and uncertainty it is our job to evoke hope and to remind our selves of the beautiful basics of humanity."
Native Oregon Painter Michael Orwick, using Strong lights and darks, and a simple color palette, creates unique tales where each viewer infers their distinctive yet universal stories. Every picture stands on its own, while working in conjunction with the others to compel such basics precepts as curiosity, delight, sharing, dancing, and quality napping. This is evident in his illustrative depictions of animals and mythical, often whimsical archetypes. The same narratives are more delicately evoked in his beautifully rendered landscapes.
Michael's work often evokes the tenderness and childlike earnestness of classics like The Giving Tree, Where the Wild Things Are, Alice in Wonderland, and the Jungle book, Michael melds pictorial storytelling in ways that take the viewer into a weird and wonderful, yet compellingly familiar world.
In 2002 Michael Orwick was awarded first place in Duirwaigh Gallery's Emerging Artist Competition, a huge thrill because sitting on the judge's panel was a number of his early idols (Kinako Y. Craft, Windy Froud, Robert Gould, and David Delamare).
In 2004 two short years later Michael was listed among Epilogue's, The New Masters of Fantasy. And a number of his works are displayed in "a collection of the year's best science fiction & fantasy work."