Michael has long been interested in and involved in the creative process, starting in 1967 in music as a member of a rock band, then on to engineering and producing music as an owner of the first multitrack recording studio and record company in Vermont. Video post-production and special effects followed, working on historical documentaries for many of the national cable networks which has evolved into specializing in digital media of many disciplines. He continues with his consultancy to work on documentaries, digital special effects, and archival photo restoration. Continuing his longtime passion for photography and the study of composition, texture, and color in images, Michael shoots digitally and uses many of his images and others as models for his watercolor paintings. He notes, “The creative process, while painting, leave me in awe as to how 8 hours can evaporate as the forms and colors appear on the paper. So satisfying!!”