Michael Clark


Michael Clark is a painter focused on capturing the world around him. From summer afternoons by the beach to evening sunsets in the mountains, Michael’s travels take him near and far to capture these effects on canvas. 

Raised in Michigan, Michael moved to Texas after receiving his BFA from Kendall College of Art Design. While in Texas, Michael continued with his focus on landscape painting exhibiting his work in several galleries around the U.S. In the summer of 2010 he took an extended trip through the western states spending a month residing and painting in Hood River, Oregon. That trip resulted in over 50 plein air works painted in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Idaho and Colorado. 

After the passing of his father Michael decided it was time to take his art to the next level and set off on a journey to study with some of the best artists in the country. That journey led him to Chicago at the prestigious Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art. After the intense study in Chicago he decided to move to Denver, Colorado to study with some of the finest painters in the country. 

In 2014 Michael became a teaching assistant to famous Colorado impressionist Don Sahli. Don gave Michael the freedom to explore color and handed down a lineage of Russian Impressionism dating back centuries. 

In 2016, Michael relocated to Estes Park, Colorado at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park where he maintains his studio and enjoys the abundant subject matter the area has to offer. 

Michael is a back to back (2010, 2011) Best of Show winner at the Paint the Town competition in Marble Falls, Texas, and won Best of Show at the 2015 Plein Air Artist Colorado annual show. He is a member of the American Impressionist Society and Plein Air Artist Colorado..