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Michael Kuseske

"What a thrill to do what you love to do. How wonderful to create something that has never been seen before. How exciting to fashion something that you can enjoy and share with others. Mine is a dream realized."

Though flowers have been painted for centuries, Michael Kuseske paints them in a way seldom seen. His paintings are modern, intriguing, and beautifully dramatic. He celebrates the color and sculptural form of each flower in a way that takes your breath away. It's hard not to feel lighthearted when viewing his work.

Kuseske bases his paintings on flowers he has seen at botanical gardens and flower gardens across the USA. He looks for flowers that express a dynamic 3-D sculptural form and takes photos in direct sunlight to creates sharp shadow lines. He then interprets these photos into large-scale oil paintings.

Michael Kuseske took every art class available in college while training to be a teacher, followed by a couple of semesters studying at UC Santa Barbara. His dream of being an artist full time was then put on hold while he pursued a career as a marriage and family therapist. Finally, at the age of fifty, circumstances allowed him to begin painting full time.

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Romance
Oil Painting

$ 1,475
White Ember
Oil Painting

$ 2,900
Lyric
Oil Painting

$ 1,475
Yellow Gold
Oil Painting

$ 1,375
Autumn Gift
Oil Painting

$ 1,375
Summer Dance
Oil Painting

$ 1,375
Ember
Oil Painting

$ 1,375
Red Amaryllis
Oil Painting

$ 4,100
Sapphire
Oil Painting

$ 12,200
Rejoice
Oil Painting

$ 8,550
Winter
Oil Painting

$ 7,125
Amore
Oil Painting

$ 7,925
Heavenward
Oil Painting

$ 9,175
Snow Blossom
Oil Painting

$ 8,125
Bella
Oil Painting

$ 7,925
Minuet
Oil Painting

$ 7,025
Avignon
Oil Painting

$ 7,225
Fiesta
Oil Painting

$ 11,625
Marseille
Oil Painting

$ 5,600
Seville
Oil Painting

$ 7,525
Mayfair
Oil Painting

$ 3,125
Grace
Oil Painting

$ 7,725
Capri
Oil Painting

$ 8,125
Kigali Dance
Oil Painting

$ 8,025
Paris
Oil Painting

$ 8,125
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Selected as Poster Artist for Des Moines Art Festival, Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 2011
Featured on Cover of Florida Design magazine's Art Galleries and Fine Antiques edition, In Magazine, Boca Raton Florida USA, 2007
Featured on Cover of High Class Living magazine, In Magazine, New Jersey, USA, 2012
Selected as Poster Artist for Port Clinton Art Show, Highland Park, Illinois, Highland Park, Illinois, USA, 2009
Collections
Collection of IMT Insurance Building, Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 2011
Collection of Esprit Miami Flowers Office Building, Miami, Florida, Miami, Florida, USA, 2013-18
Collection of Airport Hilton Hotel, St. Petersburg, Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, 2006