I like the idea of birds. Not so much the idea of flight and freedom, but rather the idea that with great beauty comes great fragility. It's a compelling connection to the human condition. And for me birds are the ideal vehicle for mark making. The synthesis of idea and hand are what gives painting its soul.
Michael Dickter has painted in the Northwest since the 1980's. He studied at the Art Students League in New York, and SUNY Cortland. He shows in galleries nationally and in Washington State. In 2017 he was featured in the Woodson Art Museums 42nd Annual “Birds in Art “ exhibition. His painting was bought by the Woodson for their permanent collection. He was also featured this year in Fine Art Connoisseurs article ‘Today’s Masters -Avian Art Take Flight’.