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Pristine Pasture

Pristine Pasture (Acrylic on Canvas 16x20)

Pilgrim

Pilgrim (14x18 Acrylic on Canvas)

Never Again

Never Again (36x48 Acrylic on Canvas)

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About Michael

Harford County

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I am a self taught, painting for over 30 years. A perennial pointillist, my dots began as doodles in college and advanced to larger, rousing works on canvas, which could be seen at MichaelSweetArt.com, or Michael Sweet Art on Facebook. 1996 was my breakthrough year when I moved to Collinsville, CT. It was a small New England town with a shuttered ax factory, bursting with a flourishing artists’ community, which thrived on its working creators. Fraternizing with these artists accelerated my... more

Notional Paintings

Notional paintings are quasi abstract. Each painting is inspired by a notion, a visceral feeling that generally begins as a vague vision that is realized through the creation of the piece.

  • Cyclists

    Cyclists (48x24 Acrylic on Canvas)
  • Imaging Fuji

    Imaging Fuji (24x36 Acrylic on Canvas)
  • Chin Moon

    Chin Moon (24x12 Acrylic on Canvas)
  • Muse

    Muse (16x20 Acrylic on Canvas)
  • Swell

    Swell (16x20 Acrylic on Canvas)
  • By the Hand

    By the Hand (16x20 Acrylic on Canvas)
  • Star Child

    Star Child (16x20 Acrylic on Canvas)
  • 467 - Awakening (2021) 12x16.jpg

    Inspired by the film "Ran", this work focuses on the moment when one’s model of reality collapses. A moment of the horror, discovering everything you know is wrong, and before realizing the opportunity that is now at hand … an opportunity that not everyone seizes.
  • 431 - Untethered (2020 16x20.jpg

    One of my favorite constructs is William Blake’s idea of “Creative Contraries”. I learned of this as an undergraduate, but have since recognized there are many varying representations of this perception throughout history and cultures. I feel this painting comes close to reflecting the notion.

Landscapes

For most of my 30+ years of painting I have focused on impressionist landscapes. 

East Africa

I spent two years, from 1992-1994, in East Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I was stationed in Mombasa, an historic city on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Thanks to a friend who sent me supplies, I was able to paint scenes from my life  there. These pieces were all painting while I was living in Mombasa.

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