When it comes to art, Michael Schlicting is out of touch with reality. What he is in touch with is the visceral emotion that a scene evokes. Mood, feeling and universal longing are the subjects of his art rather than literal, physical realism. His multi-layered work is rooted in the abstract forms of nature. Patterns of sand. Shapes of rocks. Color harmonies of sky and clouds. In his images, Schlicting vividly demonstrates it is not what you see that counts, but what you sense. It is this probing, intuitive exploration that has given Schlicting's art a deeper level of meaning, and in the process, gained him national distinction.
Inside you will find images of current paintings, watercolor and acrylic, as well as prints for sale. Also there is a list of galleries representing the artist along with exhibition dates and information on the upcoming workshops that Michael will be teaching in Italy and the States. This site will be updated regularly so bookmark this page and check back often.