Michael Wayne Garfoot

I am an artist who uses two approaches and techniques to express myself through paint. With the abstract works, my goal is to create a visual language by capturing a thought, feeling, or a memory from my past. 

The figurative works are a look into proximity and intimacy in an Internet driven, self-isolating, social media-ruled culture. A combination of naturalist and expressionistic styles in these works are most derived from my interest in the precision and beauty in Renaissance Masters and the expressive qualities of paint and color in contemporary art.

 
   A Dream From the Past   is an ongoing series with a goal of creating a visual language to express and describe my memories. The once concrete and unmoving, picturesque memories of my childhood are seeming to slowly become sensory driven and ineffable. Fleeting moments from my past can be more reminiscent of color and feeling than exact phrases or moments. This is my attempt to describe and interpret different points in my life through the use of paint.

A Dream From the Past is an ongoing series with a goal of creating a visual language to express and describe my memories. The once concrete and unmoving, picturesque memories of my childhood are seeming to slowly become sensory driven and ineffable. Fleeting moments from my past can be more reminiscent of color and feeling than exact phrases or moments. This is my attempt to describe and interpret different points in my life through the use of paint.

   Profile Paintings   are a series of portraits with an aim to accomplish what our collection of online "profile pics" often do – capture the essence of a person. All artworks in this series are not meant for public viewing outside of the internet, and are painted to trade with an original piece of artwork from the subject or are privately commissioned.   Each piece in the series is made with Oil on Wood Panel and are 8" x 8".

Profile Paintings are a series of portraits with an aim to accomplish what our collection of online "profile pics" often do – capture the essence of a person. All artworks in this series are not meant for public viewing outside of the internet, and are painted to trade with an original piece of artwork from the subject or are privately commissioned. 

Each piece in the series is made with Oil on Wood Panel and are 8" x 8".

Products of Society

An exploration in the connection between humans and technology, and how intimacy and our relationships with others are effected by this new fascination.

Studies, Collage, and Commissions

A collection of works, 2012 – present.