Michael Chatman

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”My objective in art is to capture and convey the moments and images that are memorable to meaningful to the universe.”

Michael Chatman is a figurative colorist artist who resides in Orlando, Florida. An art enthusiast from childhood, Michael spent hours as a child drawing figures from magazines. After high school, Michael entered college where he minored in Fine Arts, later getting a degree in Sociology. After many government jobs, Michael decided he wanted to pursue a career in Art, but wanted to specialize in one area of Art. He entered Valencia Community College where he studied Graphic Design, later obtaining a degree in 2002. He interned for three months at WKMG-TV in Orlando and since 2004, Michael has been avidly practicing painting in many genre: landscape, portraits, figurative art as well as digital art. He has won awards of Honorable Mention and an Award of Excellence in juried competitions. In 2008, he was awarded a Professional Development grant by United Arts of Central Florida.


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about the artist

Michael Chatman is a figurative colorist artist who resides in Orlando, Florida. An art enthusiast from childhood, Michael spent hours as a child drawing figures from magazines. After high school, Michael entered college where he minored in Fine Arts, later getting a degree in Sociology. After many government jobs, Michael decided he wanted to pursue a career in Art, but wanted to specialize in one area of Art. He entered Valencia Community College where he studied Graphic Design, later obtaining a degree in 2002. He interned for three months at WKMG-TV in Orlando and since 2004, Michael has been avidly practicing painting in many genre: landscape, portraits, figurative art as well as digital art. He has won awards of Honorable Mention and an Award of Excellence in juried competitions. In 2008, he was awarded a Professional Development grant by United Arts of Central Florida.


exhibitions

  • 2010, ArtistsRegistry.com Members Show - Gallery At Avalon Island - Downtown Orlando
  • 2010, Entered an art show entitled “The Art Of Hope Exhibit” commemorating Barack Obama as the first African-American President. Jenkins Gallery, Crealde’s School of Art — Winter Park, FL
  • 2010, Featured in an art show displaying the works of Digital Artists and Photographers - City Arts Factory - Downtown Orlando
  • 2010, “Fall in Furniture Love” Sponsored by Scan Design Furniture Stores of Central Florida.
  • 2010, Entered pictures for an exhibit at the United Cerebral Palsy Center of Central Florida, Orlando.
  • 2009, ArtistsRegistry.com Members Show, Gallery at Avalon Island, downtown Orlando
  • 2009, Participated in an exhibit at the Orange County Arts Education Center, Downtown Orlando
  • 2009, Chosen to exhibit in models of selling condominium units at the 55 West Condominiums in downtown Orlando.
  • 2009, Group show “A Collaboration of Digital Art & Photography” at the City Arts Factory, Downtown Orlando.
  • 2009, Commissioned a 48”x 60” acrylic painting for musician Carl Maultsby, “Carl’s Composition”.
  • 2009, Lake Mary Historical Museum, Lake Mary, FL.
  • 2008, Exhibited works for Black History Month at Valencia Community College
  • 2008, Exhibited works at the MetroCity Gallery - Orlando in show entitled “A Lover’s Tale”
  • 2008, Exhibited works at the Comma Gallery- Orlando in a show entitled “If Walls Could Talk”
  • 2007, Was one of two judges for the student art show at the Maitland Art Festival.
  • 2007, Exhibited works at the Avalon Gallery - Orlando as part of the PARTICIPATION event for the Maitland Art Center.
  • 2007, Entered the Maitland Art Center’s PARTICIPATION event where I painted pictures for art patrons
  • 2007, Presented an exhibition for Black History Month at the Herndon Branch of the Orlando Public Library.
  • 2006, Entered the PARTICIPATION event sponsored by the Maitland Art Center where I worked with a donor to the center, in creating and producing a work to keep.
  • 2006, Was commissioned to paint images on book bags for a book bag auction sponsored by the Jewish Community Center - Orlando.
  • 2006, Entered a juried art show entitled “The Best of Florida Members Exhibit” winning Award of Excellence.
  • 2006, Exhibited works for Black History Month at Valencia Community College - Orlando
  • 2005, Entered a juried art show entitled “The 30/30 Exhibition” winning Honorable Mention.
  • 2005, Began serving on the Associates Board of the Maitland Art Center.
  • 2005, Presented an exhibition entitled “Orlando Cityscapes” at the Herndon Branch of the Orlando Public Library System.
  • 2004, Entered works in a juried art show for Orange County Employees - Sponsored by The National Arts Program.
  • 2003, Exhibited works for Black History Month at the Orlando Public Library - Orlando
  • 1998, Exhibited works for Black History Month at Hunter’s Creek Middle School - Orlando

awards

  • 2008, Professional Development Grant by United Arts of Central Florida.
  • 2006, Award of Excellence, “The Best of Florida Artists Registry.Com Members Show”
  • 2005 Honorable Mention, “The 30/30 Art Exhibit”

artist statement

As a figurative colorist painter, I seek to portray scenes and images that are memorable to the mind. I do this by first drawing and then suddenly illustrating subjects that are memorable to me on various substrates and in various mediums. By using a technique I call “transfusion,” I take a drawing and transform it into a memorable painting. Many viewers of my Art have complimented on my use of colors. My motto is “Art that pleases the senses.”

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