|Biography from Dana Gallery:|
|Michael Mahoney is a painter who has deep family roots in the Rocky
Mountain West. His father's great-grandfather was an Irish stone
carver who helped build the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in
Denver, Colorado. His mother's grandfather was a friend of
Buffalo Bill Cody. His grandfather is in the Cheyenne Frontier
Days Hall of Fame, and his mother was Miss Frontier. Michael's
parents moved from Wyoming to Montana where he was born in 1959.
Growing up he spent much of his time fishing, hiking and painting in
the Absoraka-Beartooth Wilderness North of Yellowstone Park.|
was always a big part of Michael's life. He was a gifted drawer
at a very early age. His love of art and experience in the
outdoors of Montana led him to work for many years as a natural
illustrator. He created hundreds of complex wildlife and habitat
paintings for clients like; the U.S. Forest Service, The Nature
Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Montana Fish and Game, and many others.
Michael has also gained international recognition for his detailed
paintings of fish. Jim Merritt wrote a feature article about Michael
that ran in Field and Stream magazine. The 3-page article
was titled 'The Masters Hand'. He also painted for TV audiences
as a guest on the ESPN program 'On the Fly'.
worked as a natural and historic painter he was also perfecting an
impressionist painting style that might allow him to further explore
the majestic icons of the American West. He developed a style
that is uniquely his own.
Perhaps what some people regard as the
real beauty of his style is that it is a flowing vehicle for the
emotional connection Michael has with the familiar subjects of the West.
and his wife Pam continue to live in Montana. Michael paints
landscapes, wildlife, and people with his thoughtful style of moving
"Mine is not to reason or compare, but to create." William Blake-
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