Michael Shapcott is a painter from Hartford, Connecticut. Michael has a wonderful technique; he draws highly detailed graphite drawings and covers those with a colorful layer of oil and acrylic paint. The color breathes life into his emotional portraits, making the fierce warriors he paints come to life. Michael draws inspiration from different sources: from music to various cultures, from belief systems to the energy that lives within people. I think he does a great job catching that raw, human energy in his work! If you enjoy the paintings below make sure to check out the video of Michael at work at the end of this article, I’m sure you’ll love it.
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