m goatteeBirthplace: Jacksonville, FL

College:University of Florida
Majors (2): Advertising and Art (with honors)

Location: City of Avondale Estates, GA (Atlanta Metro)

Graphic Design to Fine Art
During the mid ‘80s Michael was with the Stanley and Schenck Gallery in Atlanta, but stuck to the “day job” until June of 2009 when he left full-time design and magazine art direction to pursue his dream of  becoming a full-time fine artist.

Fine Art Credits
Fine art credits include numerous commissions; several one-man shows; purchases by the Booth Western Art Museum and the Columbus Museum of Art; The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cologne, Germany; Xavier Roberts (creator of the Cabbage Patch Dolls). He won second place, painting category, in the juried show of the Artists Guild of Northwest Georgia, hosted by the Booth Museum of Western Art. He was on the board of the Avondale Arts Alliance for three years, serving as vice president during his last year. He continues to be a member of the organization and hosts monthly "Artists Coffees" for artists in and near Avondale Estates.