Born 1972 Sydney
Michael Siegenthaler’s recent works draw inspiration from the local environment. His subjects include the Boranup Forest and the Margaret River. Primarily his art practice deals with observations of light in the landscape and the transient nature of colour. His palette knife paintings play with contrasting colour to create impressions of light and depth. Having painted his way around Australia – it’s unique light and landscape remain a constant source of inspiration to his work.
Originally from rural N.S.W Michaels artistic education spans from age 11 through to teaching at University, working in restoration, picture framing and directing his own gallery in Sydney.
Currently Michael tutors and paints professionally from his own Witchcliffe studio. His paintings are collected both nationally and internationally.
1983 – 85 Hawkesbury Community College – Painting and drawing classes
1985 – 89 Alan James Art School – oil painting classes
1990 Higher School Certificate – Parramatta Marist Brothers
1991 Strathfield T.A.F.E – fiberglass fabrication
1991 – 95 University of Western Sydney, Nepean Graduated with BA (visual arts) Honours
1997 Graduated with Master of Arts Honours, UWS
1994 – 2003 Various positions with framing workshops.
Head painted finishes framer at FX Framing.
1996 – 97 Technical Officer University of Western Sydney
1999 – 2003 Director of M.J.S Creative Solutions
Manager Lords Road Studios. Conduct tuition of visual arts and camping retreats for artists.