We welcome back California artist Michael Page, who joins us with his latest release pulling from his latest experiences in fatherhood on Fisherman’s Ride. Page takes a step back as he watches his children grown in his hypnotic blend of his vibrant styles he has mastered over the years. Read on as Page gives us a look behind Fisherman’s Ride. Head over to to grab the hand-embellished edition as well as see three new framed original works from Michael Page . . .
1xRUN: Tell us a little bit about this piece, anything immediate you would like us to highlight about this image?
Michael Page: This painting represents a ride through the minds of children, and all the love and creations they pick up on the way, with the character in the forefront breathing life into all that crosses it’s path.
1x: Was this image part of a recent theme, series or show that you had?
Page: Yes, this was part of a series based on the rapid life of childhood and watching it through the eyes of a father.
1x: When was this piece created and what materials were used to create this original painting?
Page: This piece was created during the winter months of 2016 using acrylic and oil on canvas.
1x: Tell us how the idea and execution came about for this image?
Page: I wanted to paint something that was truest to who I am at this moment in time. Which is watching my kids play and grow.
1x: How long did each of this image take to create from start to finish?
Page: About 7 months to complete.
1x: What is unique about this piece compared with your other work?
Page: It’s a blend of styles that I have been playing with over the years into a single piece, which opened many possibilities for future works.
1x: Describe this image in one gut reaction word.
1x: It’s been a little bit since our last release what have you been up to over the past year or so?
Page: I’ve been hanging with kids and creating art. I had a show last year at Corey Helford Gallery and currently working on a new body of work.
1x: What are some of the ways you have been trying to push yourself with your latest works?
Page: I have been trying to manipulate layers and color tones and bring more design elements into the work.
1x: What are some of the strides you felt you’ve made throughout 2017?
Page: Being a better person.
1x: What else is on deck for you in 2017 and the new year?
Page: Just painting and doing more illustration and design in the digital realm.
1x: What was the last piece of art that you bought?
Page: A piece by my buddy Sri Whipple.