Artist Profile - Michael Parker
I was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1968 and while growing up I was surrounded by artistic creativity, sitting by my mother’s side as she painted. With the aroma of linseed oil in the air, it wasn’t long before I picked up a brush. It was from here that I began my journey into the exciting world of art.
Painting various subjects, from portraits to abstracts, I spent many years in Europe, observing the techniques and styles of the masters. Upon returning home, in 1996, I was commissioned to paint Donald Bradman walking out onto the MCG in 1937. This painting was made into a limited edition print, 20 of which were signed by Sir Don himself. Now, with some three decades of experience behind me, I feel at ease painting many different styles and using the wonder of nature’s many colours as my theme. I love to explore all mediums, often using acrylics, oils, pencil, pastel, and texture, all in the one painting.
I have found my haven in beautiful Spa Country, Daylesford (Victoria), where I am truly inspired by the magnificent views and lakes surrounding me. I am thankful everyday for my wonderful family, who gave me the gift of art, for which I will be forever grateful. I currently have works in private collections throughout Australia and in over 12 countries worldwide.