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Michael McGrath Art
Michael McGrath

My early instruction in drawing and painting came from my father. I also studied with Bill Blizzard at Springfield College, and at the Worcester Art Museum with Bill Griffiths. Bill Griffiths was instrumental in my color theory and watercolor development. My influences include the  Cape Cod School of Art founder Charles Hawthorne, Henry Hensche, the
Illuminists, and the Renaissance masters.

Growing up in New England, I often painted along the coast and marinas of Cape Cod and Newport. I spent many summers on Taylor?s Point in Buzzards Bay and Sandwich, Massachusetts. My favorite days were drawing and painting fishing boats in the marinas and the canal.

Many of my paintings are in many private collections, and I have been represented by galleries on Cape Cod, Martha?s Vineyard, Worcester and Sterling, Massachusetts. I was featured in a show at the former Chester Heywood estate in Worcester. More recently, I have exhibited in the Sonoran Arts League Hidden in the Hills and the Small Works Shows, the Anthem Art in Public Places, the Art Extravaganza, the Sonoran Outdoor Painter?s Show, Casa Grande Art Museum Invitational March 2019, the Arizona Plein Air Painters Show. In April/May of 2020, my paintings of Martha?s Vineyard based on photographs of Vineyard Colors were part of an online virtual gallery, due to the coronavirus. This show was presented by the Featherstone Gallery in Oak Bluffs.