The Art of Michael C Hayes


Unlike most professional artists you will talk to, Michael C. Hayes never drew much as a child or a teenager. Becoming a painter was the result of a lot of unexpected twists and turns in the path of life. While pursuing his original desire to work in the CGI industry, the exposure to and subsequent practice of traditional drawing, painting and sculpture awakened and unrealized passion within him. This ultimately led Michael to change his course in life by enrolling at Watts Atelier of the Arts promptly after receiving his bachelorís degree. The years of exhaustive classical training, excellent instruction and relentless
perseverance that followed this decision transformed Michael from someone with no skill and very little natural ability into an artist capable of producing the caliber of work you see in front of you. Never one to rest on his laurels, Michael continues to practice from the live model constantly to push his abilities further and draw inspiration for his commercial and personal work.

Although only a few years into his career, Michael has already established an impressive list of clients including: Blizzard
Entertainment, Sony Online Entertainment, LucasArts, Palladium Books and Upperdeck Entertainment.

Likewise, although this is his first gallery showing, Michael has already begun to establish himself among serious collectors through conventions and the internet. Michael is honored to say that the numerous paintings he has sold in just a few short years can be seen hanging in collections next to works by legends of illustration.