Original, contemporary, fine art oil paintings by artist Michael Creese, featuring colorful highly-textured impasto oil paintings of nature, wildlife, landscape, abstract art and surrealism, painted on archival stretched canvas. --- About Me --- I was born in Chicago, Illinois, and studied art at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pennsylvania, where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. I paint in the oil impasto style, a technique used in art where paint is laid thickly on canvas, leaving visible brush (or palette knife) strokes. When dry, impasto provides a great deal of texture to the finished painting. I also work with several other mediums in addition to oils, most notably watercolors. Only high quality artist's materials, permanent lightfast pigments, archival canvas mounted on solid wood stretcher bars, and acid-free watercolor papers are used in the creation of my work. I am currently a member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society.