Artist ‘s Statement
I feel that to be an artist you have to be
like a child at heart. I don't think art can exist without it.
My name is Michael Stanford. I never studied drawing, nor do I have
any credentials or degrees to speak of. I simply love to draw and
I've been doing this periodically since early childhood.
I only draw what comes to mind, and of course everything we think
and feel etc., is flavored by our culture and environment, and
sometimes with a sense of humor.
With each piece that I create, I insist on the best paper I can
find. I am currently using an acid free, heavy weight two-ply
bristle 400 mill vellum surface and the inks that I use are from
Micron 005 acid free, waterproof and fade proof inks and at 0.20mm
width certified by the A.C.M.I. or Art and Creative Materials
Institute, (apparently there really is such an organization, who
knew?) and with all that each piece can be ruined with a single
sneeze or raindrop, etc. So naturally, I have to painstakingly work
over two months constantly aware that I must shield my art from
myself and every potential disaster and store and transport in the
most pristine condition possible and so they will stay until mounted
I really have to like what I am putting out, or it just
does not seem to work. So I truly hope that you will enjoy this peek
into the inner workings of my mind.
Pointillism is a style of
which small distinct dots of color create the impression of a wide
selection of other colors and blending. Aside from color "mixing"
phenomena, there is the simpler graphic phenomenon of depicted
imagery emerging from disparate points.