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Michael O'Toole was born and raised in British Columbia. He attended BCIT where he studied architectural design and later moved to Toronto to work for several architectural firms. Eventually he was drawn back to the beautiful West Coast where he now resides.
Michael's love for design led him to explore his creativity in variety of media including watercolour, pen and ink, graphite, gouache and acrylic. Currently focusing on acrylics, his diverse subject matter ranges from landscape and seascape, to architecture and portraiture. His vivid and dramatic style is inspired by his former instructor, renowned artist Charles M. Svob and other impressionists. His travels both locally and internationally have also been a tremendous source of inspiration.
Michael believes that his paintings reflect a balance of emotion and technical skill. Painting has become an "all consuming passion". To date, he has lectured extensively and enjoyed many successful exhibitions in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.
Michael's work may be found in corporate and private collections across Canada, the USA, Europe and Japan.
Michael O'Toole is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists
Born on 1963. Nationality is SFCA
2016 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists