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Hi, I'm Michael Barrett

I paint landscapes, still life, and portraits. I make paintings for the web. I sell prints on fabric. I blog all about it.

I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and studied painting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I received my Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where learned digital imaging and began using computers as a creative tool.

Graduate school left me disillusioned with the academic world of art so I abandoned fine art for design and software development.

I moved to Portland, Oregon where I grew into my career as a software developer, learned to cook, and found love. I relocated to beautiful, gritty, weird Tacoma, Washingon in support of my wife's work where I begrudgingly commute to Seattle for more software development.

I rediscovered art during a vacation to New York City and began painting again.