About the Artist

mpekala_linkedin_imgMichael is an artist who primarily paints on upholstery fabric with acrylic paints. It’s a unique process that yields whimsical results. Subjects vary though he does love to paint birds and lighthouses.

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, his roots lie in pen and ink and he still continues to do pen and ink work, largely through home portrait commissions.

Michael resides in West Warwick, RI with his wife and two young kids. He is the co-founder and Sorcerer of Artistry for the marketing agency MKT (www.HireMKT.com). He also works as a part-time instructor in RISD’s CE department.

Check out Michael’s Q&A with Rhode Island Monthly as part of their “Rhody Maker” series here.

Michael’s Q&A with the Warwick Center for the Arts on his painting process for the upholstery fabric paintings, check it out:

Michael has a store on Etsy – please check it out!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Michael.