In this episode, Chicago based artist Michael Coakes shares his journey and gives tips on how to photograph your art. Michael Coakes grew up with the influence of the 60s and 70s pop culture and an attraction to a diverse array of artists from Mucha to Rembrandt, Michael displayed a serious passion for art even in his pre-teen years.
As a mostly self-taught artist he has created many drawings, paintings and photographs in the years since. His predominant style early in his artistic career was photorealist painting. More recently his mediums and concentrations have expanded to include photography. He shows his work in gallery exhibits frequently and his work is in private collections around the world.