Michael James Riddet is active/lives in Wisconsin, Illinois. Michael Riddet is known for birds, still life and trompe l'oeil painting.
Biography Michael Riddet
The following biography, submitted March 2007, is from the artist whose studio is in Gay Mills, Wisconsin.
Although best known for 30 years as a painter of natural history, a new
direction began in 1997 when Riddet began exploring the techniques and
history of Trompe l'Oeil painting. Today, the majority of his
easel work is in this style.
Born in Northwest England in 1947on the southern fringe of England's
famed Lake District, Michael Riddet was surrounded by an environment
that was to leave an indelible image of natural beauty. His
family emigrated to the U.S. and settled in Illinois in 1956. It
wasn't until his early teens that a keen interest in painting was
rekindled when introduced
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