"Guilt and Grit" by Michael Doering, Mixed Media on Canvas
52" x 36" x 1.5"
Mixed Media on Canvas
Original Art Work
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Michael Doering is an American painter with international exposure. His studio is in Reno, Nevada and his work has been shown in galleries throughout the United States and in France. This is a significant accomplishment considering that he just picked up his paintbrushes again in 2018.
Michael was born in Mason City, Iowa and he graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in drawing and printmaking. He then detoured on his artistic journey by moving to Las Vegas, Nevada and ultimately to Reno where he worked in the field of education as a teacher, counselor, principal, and district administrator. He has two Master’s Degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Counseling and Educational Psychology and in Educational Leadership.
After stepping away from his artistic pathway, he returned again in 2018 and started creating. In this period of time, he has developed a following around the globe for his work and his art has been included in numerous exhibitions.
In addition to his artwork, Michael is married and a father of three sons. He has a love of the outdoors and a passion for music, reading, cooking, and the study of Eastern philosophy. He appreciates all styles of art, but has been most influenced by abstract expressionists and street artists. His unique style of painting highlights visual and conceptual contrasts with tension and balance. His compositions blur negative and positive space, merging them into a united co-existence of strength and nuance, clarity and mystery.