“One of the most recurring themes in my work involves quiet and often recessive corners, be they old rural buildings, lowly roadside tangles, or shadowy worlds of the deep woods. In settings such as portrayed in ‘Evening Chores’ there is something about the textures, play of light, and sense of age that invokes strong emotions and recollections that go back to my childhood. I always get the sense that there is some hidden secret to be found in places like these, if only one is attuned to such things. It is the sense of discovery to be found in often overlooked aspects of reality that holds a great appeal to me, and even in the subtle beauty of such things as the humble house sparrow there is something profound and moving”, says artist Michael Dumas, about “Evening Chores – House Sparrow” his artwork participating in Masterpieces in Miniature 2009 Art Show.
Michael Dumas resides in Buckhorn Ontario and is a very honored artist in the Miniature Wildlife Art Field. Among his many awards and acomplishments are a Decree of Excellence in Art, IBI, Cambridge, 2006, Master Palette Award, Masterworks in Miniature USA, 2005, Order of Biographical Excellence, Cambridge, England, 2002, Artist of the Year, Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters, 1993 / 1998, Wildlife Habitat Canada, First Winner by Competition, 1990 and Wildlife Conservation Award, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 1987, to name just a few.
Masterpieces in Miniature presented by the Gallery At Picture This, Sherwood Park, AB is now on and closes after public drawing, May 21st 2009. This show is featuring the work of more than 45 artist of stature from across North America…. more on the show