About the Artist

Michael Reisenberg: an autobiography.

I was born in Cincinnati Ohio in 1946. I spent my childhood exploring the natural world. I captured and then read about every kind of animal I could find. Like most artists, I had the compulsion to draw and I drew what I knew best, the animals in my life. I also had a knack for coloring my drawings. As a fifth grader, I was granted special admittance to a summer program for gifted High school students. I remember them, standing behind me as I sketched a figure, surprised that someone so young could draw so well. I mention this not to boast but to say that sometimes when things come easy they aren’t valued. I studied fine art and art history at Miami University & the University of Cincinnati from 1965 to 1970. After a try at commercial art, I worked the western resorts, in order to have time to paint. My western watercolors sold well. Life sometimes has unexpected turns.

And after twenty years of running a business and raising a family, I realized I hadn’t painted or produced art for a long time. All that changed in 2003 when I closed one of my businesses and in a rush of creative energy began producing the Art & Photography you see here. Traditionally I worked in oil, watercolor, and pastel. I still enjoy those media and the new media Digital Graphics. My goal is to make amends for neglecting my God-given talent and to produce as much good art as I can.

I hope you like my work. Comments are welcome.
Thanks for viewing,
MR

Michael in front of a Valley Landscape