Michael W Downey

My business of painting commissions is in addition to offering  my work in galleries –  mostly in Laguna Beach, Ca.   Although my BA degree is  in business…was afraid of starving as an artist….I have studied with several great teachers, including Frank Tauriello, Earl Daniels, and Leslie DeMille.   My awards include:  Best Of Show, Niguel Art Association-11/02, First Place, Blue Ribbon, San Clemente Art Association 1/08,Second Place, Orange County Fair, 6/01, Second Place San Clemente Art Association 11/07, and many Honorable Mentions as well as serving as a juror for art show  competition.  I have participated in the Art-A-Fair Festival in Laguna Beach for several years.  I played violin professionally for over thirty years in symphony orchestras around the country and have painted for much longer.  But the exigencies of making a living compel me to work a day job, so contact hours are after work on weekdays and anytime weekends. I am more than willing to send digital pictures of the painting in progress for the client to preview and add input.  I am currently showing my work in two galleries….The Watercolor Gallery in Laguna Beach and The San Clemente Art Association Gallery.  
The Watercolor Gallery, In The Art Center, 1492 South Coast Highway, #7, Laguna Beach, Ca. 92651 .  
San Clemente Art Association Gallery, San Clemente Community Center, Calle Seville and Ave. Del Mar, San Clemente 92672.