About the AuthorMichael Vires
mvires Port Charlotte, Florida, Charlotte County
I was born in 1947, in Lexington, Kentucky. I have been making pictures with pencil, paint, and anything I could get my hands on, for as long as I can remember.
My drawings as a six year old really looked no different than any child of that age. However, I continued drawing due to encouragement from my family. By the time I was in High School I was painting murals for the Board of Education in my hometown. I had my first one person show when I was 16.
About the time I was 19 or so I decided I really needed to learn the craft of picture making. I'm still learning that craft. But over the years I learned a lot and have had many commissions, been wrote about, and won awards. Now at 60 I am discovering all that I have learned has brought me to the point finally where I am learning the things I truly always wondered about in the business of picture making. Now I just have to practice these things for the rest of my life.