TBT: Polka Dot Fashion by mixed media artist Howard Michaels

As a N. J. public school art teacher for 25 years, Howard Michaels has maintained his persona as a practicing fine artist throughout his career.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Michaels has explored many mediums, including self-publishing two books in the 1980's, with co-author Marsha Cudworth, on Cape May. Victorian Holidays, a guide to B&B Inns and restaurants and the Self Guided Architectural Tour book were fully illustrated innovative guides published at the height of Cape Mays renaissance as a popular vacation spot.
Michaels' interest in historical scenes from his home state led him to develop a collection of original vintage Jersey Shore photographs which he individually hand tinted, using photo oils. A full page featuring his skill and unique subject matter was selected to appear in The Marshall's Hand Coloring Guide and Gallery Book (Grace and George Schaub, 1995).
From mixed media collage and painted images of 1960's iconic fashion models to his hand cut stenciled and spray painted canvases, Michaels has maintained a steady production of creative works.
Mediums such as drawings, photography (including hand tinting, travel and humorously edited images), traditional paintings, sculptural/masks and holiday cards are other areas the artist has explored. Howard's original work as well as signed giclee can be found at our South State Street gallery.

215 968-2246
2 South State Street, Newtown, PA, 18940
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