Posts tagged Michael Burleigh
All of the artists featured on the Made With Passion website are wonderful, passionate people, and you can feel good knowing that your money goes to support them directly. Show and share your love this year by giving something that is made with passion.
Thank you to all of our featured artists. We’re off to a good start, and we couldn’t have done it without the contribution of the fine artists that we love.
Thank you to our first featured food artist, Yankee Doodle Deli, and their Zels gourmet pretzels, which make a wonderful stocking stuffer.
Thank you to Grateful Grahams and their soft, chewy graham crackers, which I know for certain, people will be serving at their parties and putting in stockings this year. Rachel and Marilyn, we are excited to watch your businesses grow. Congratulations on a stellar year.
Thank you to the Unlucky Charms and their decadent Irish pub music that keeps us smiling and stomping through the Holidays.
Thank you to Jason Morgan and his wonderful blog about the self-sustaining arts, especially wine making and bee keeping. Thanks for having us out to smash apples this fall, and for that gallon of fresh apple cider that didn’t last the week.
Thanks to all of our fine digital artists. Niels Maclellan was our first, with his gorgeous and inspiring surrealist art. We also featured budding abstract artist Michael Burleigh and fantasy artists Kevin B. McBriarty and Jesselee Lang. Some of our digital artists offer prints, which would make a fine addition to any home or office.
Thank you to our first photographer, Josefine Jönsson, who’s fine art and eye for fashion really demonstrates her passion for her art. We were also introduced to the astounding portrait work from master photographer Edward Carlisle. Lilyana Karadjova‘s thought provoking and passionate works keep us engaged. Dawn Heumann‘s bold and sensitive eye tells us amazing, and honest stories. All of these artists have prints for sale. Also, some of our featured photographers could create beautiful and memorable holiday photos of your family. Josefine has a 2011 calendar coming out soon, which would make a great gift for anyone that would enjoy a little extra passion every month.
We had oil painter Daryl Urig who’s amazing plein air and subtly impressionistic paintings are just brimming with color, life, and emotion. Daryl’s insightful blog also teaches and inspires us. Daryl has original paintings for sale, which would look great over the fireplace or in any room of the house.
Visionaries & Voices is a community based outreach program that facilitates art among disabled artists. Original, beautiful, and highly collectible artworks from V&V artists are for sale all year in various galleries and exhibits throughout Greater Cincinnati.
Fab Ferments has some amazing, delicious, and naturally preserved foods that are easily gifted. Their gourment krauts, kimchis, and kombuchas are always well received. I am hoping that their pineapple and grape kombucha end up in my stocking.
We love Five Star Foodies‘ compassion and family spirit with their vegan assortment. Why not serve up their kind, delectable items for the holidays?
If you buy milk from the store, Snowville Creamery‘s traditional grass fed, healthy milk should be on your table for the holiday meals. Support local, independent bakers, and consider Cakes by Capano for your holiday cakes, and try their amazing chocolate cream cheese filling. Mindo Chocolate Maker‘s perfect dark chocolate would be the perfect gift for the chocolate lovers in your family. You can also pick up an entire gift basket of assorted Mindo chocolates at the Ann Arbor farmer’s market.
Soon, we will be featuring some more amazing, and passionate artists. Sweet Peace Bakery‘s vegan baked goods will satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking any hearts. HaloMiner‘s green-friendly fashions will keep you carbon neutral. Their fashionable, hip, and always trendy items make thoughtful gifts.
We also look forward to reading about local bee keeper and honey producer Green Toe Gardens. Locally raised honey goes great with coffee or tea. Lone Oak Vineyard‘s Gamay Noir and Pioneer White wines are delicious and affordable. Share them with your friends and family during your holiday meal or as gifts.
Thank you to our local food providers and artists everywhere. We love you. Please share the love and continue supporting your local markets, food, and art communities this holiday season and all year. Shop local and celebrate with your neighbors.
Do you know an artist whose work is made with passion? Send them our way. We’d love to share their story.
Burleigh has been passionate about art and has been drawing since the age of seven. He says that he received his artistic gene from his mother, who was a great artist. Burleigh’s interests led him to sign up for art classes in high school and he later had the opportunity to study art in college as well.
More recently, Burleigh has successfully transferred his traditional art skills into another realm by becoming a self taught digital artist using his favorite software tool, Bryce. He is also learning how to incorporate other software such as Adobe Photoshop, Cinema 4D, Illustrator, and Carrara into his work flow.
Five years ago, my son got me started with digital art. The medium I enjoy the most for now is digital, although it can be frustrating to learn at times.
When an artist says that they have all but switched to digital, it makes me curious to see their other drawings. I hope that Michael will send a couple to share.
Burleigh’s abstract style is largely inspired by his favorite artist, Salvador Dali, but also by his eye for architecture and automotive design.
I would describe Michael Burleigh as a surrealist artist leaning toward the futurism style of abstract art, and his more abstract work largely reminds me of famous Italian painter, Giacomo Balla, although Burleigh’s color palette is something completely his own. Burleigh’s surrealist art and subjects are clearly influenced by his favorite surrealist painter.
Of his work so far, Burleigh is the most proud of his surrealistic piece titled “Chess dreams”.
“Chess dreams” has a lot of artistic merit, especially in the wonderful way that he breaks up the horizon. Burleigh should feel very accomplished with this piece in his goal of being a great surrealist.
Besides some great surreal art, Burleigh has such a large number of amazing abstract pieces in his gallery that I had a hard time limiting myself to showing just a few.
MWP asked Burleigh about his abstract work, because we knew it had to be about more than just the extraordinary aesthetic balance of form and color.
My motivation in my artwork is a reflection of my emotions. I have a saying about my art, “curves of happiness and points of anger”.
With his astute focus on form, it’s no surprise that Burleigh says that he’s interested in starting to create sculpture, which he sees as the ultimate form of art.
I love the fact that [sculpture] is an art form you can not only see but you can feel and study all sides of such an art piece. It is an art form even the blind can appreciate. Unfortunately it is probably also one of the most expensive forms of art to do.
MWP would like to thank Michael for contributing his story and artwork and allowing us to interview him. We hope that our recognition will help inspire him to create more art even though we robbed him of some of his valuable time to do so.
Please let me know which of Michael’s pieces is your favorite, and I’m sure that Michael would appreciate it if you would click on the “I heart this” button to show your love.