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Artist Statement

Creating artwork is a lifelong passion.  I have an innate need to visualize the images that are within me and to share them with others.  I am excited by the entire creative process of my artwork, from conception to completion.  Painting is also a form of meditation as well; the peace of mind that creating art offers me is unsurpassed.

I am influenced by nature as well as the crisp, detailed lines and bold colors of computer graphics.  I always try to incorporate one or both of these elements into my artwork.  I like to have a semblance of depth within my paintings and emphasize this by accentuating the contrast between light and dark.  I strive to make my two dimensional subject appear to have substance.

Artist Bio

Michael Sikorski was born in 1968 on Tachikawa AFB in Tachikawa, Japan and now resides in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.   He is a painter that works primarily with washes of acrylic paint to create a rendered or graphic image that is characterized by vibrant colors.  He is influenced by computer graphics and the natural world and tries to incorporate both in his paintings.  Michael is a self-taught artist and received an Associate’s degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.  His artwork has been shown in group exhibitions including the Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Annual, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Parrish Art Museum, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, 3rd Street Gallery, Ciel Gallery, FE Gallery, John J. Audubon Center, Upstream People Online Gallery, ArtSpace 1241, Jacksonville State University, St. Augustine Art Association, 3 Square Art, Mena Art Gallery, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Location 1980, and the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.  He has received Honorable Mention Awards from the Philadelphia Sketch club, Upstream People Online Gallery and Ciel Gallery.