About the Book
"Charcoal and Pastel Still Lifes" is a peek into Michael Newberry's process of layering light and color of subjects that have personal meaning to him. For this publication the artist chose 15 of his favorite still life works, which show a range of possibilities: from the child-like wonder of a shell’s curves, to how a still life can convey the symbolism of revolution.
Michael Newberry has been pioneering figurative art for over four decades with his unpredictable brand of beauty. He has exhibited in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, New York, Rome, Athens, and he will have an upcoming show in Washington D.C. in the fall of 2017. He discovered Rembrandt at 11 years-old, Ayn Rand at 20, and Puccini at 26; they have fueled his lifelong excitement for light, aesthetics, and the best of the human spirit. He has also written and lectured on the visual arts covering contemporary representational artists, postmodernists, symbolism, and the aesthetics of Rand and Kant. He was the founder of Newberry Gallery in Santa Monica, 2008-10 and he was the founder of Foundation for the Advancement of Art in 2003. Important collectors are Stephen Hicks, Ton Leebeek, Geir Friis, and Chan Luu.