When Michael J. Downs paints a work of art, it is his goal for the viewer to be drawn into the everyday yet extraordinary beauty of the world he constantly sees around him. Conceptually, Michael was born an artist and started drawing as far back as he can recall. This has a great impact on how one sees the world around them. Scenes that may daily go unnoticed by most, or perhaps might be taken for granted by others can be extraordinary sources of beauty and inspiration for Michael.
Technically, Michael then uses his abundance of skill to masterfully capture and portray not only the striking physical likeness in his mostly figurative subject matter, but also a deeper spiritual contemplative essence. Hence this has earned Michael J. Downs the moniker: “Contemplative figure Painter.”
MICHAEL J DOWNS