Artist Statement -

I create art as an expression of my interest in life in capturing the memorable scenes and ideas I have experienced. In creating an image or work, I first, picture the image or idea, then sketch on paper, measure the image to size and then transfer it on to a surface to start painting. Then I proceed to paint the areas of the image I have transformed, starting with the background and then the dominant features of the image, until I have a full painting. I mostly like to work in acrylic, although I can work in most mediums. I find that acrylics are easy to clean-up, dries quickly and is fairly forgiving, as long as one uses a lot of water. I also like working with digital art as I find it to be easy to work with, after learning the fundamentals, and can provide a precise and clear rendering of an image, as well as being able to enhance the image features. In creating Art, I want to leave a lasting impression on the viewer and make them feel as if they have been truly touched by what they've seen.

Artist Exhibitions


Michael Chatman

Objective – My objective in art is to capture and convey the moments and images that are memorable to meaningful to the universe.

Jan.,2009 – Was featured in an art show at the Lake Mary Historical Museum-Lake Mary FL.

Feb., 2009 – Was commissioned to do a 48”x 60” acrylic painting for
musician, Carl Maultsby entitled “Carl’s Composition”.

June, 2009 – Participated in a group art show entitled “A Collaboration of Digital Art & Photography” at the City Arts Factory- Downtown Orlando.

August, 2009- Was chosen as one of the several artists to exhibit in models of selling condominium units at the 55 West Condominiums in downtown Orlando.

November, 2009 – Participated in an exhibit at the Orange County Arts
Education Center – Downtown Orlando

December, 2009 – Participated in the Members Show – Gallery
at Avalon Island – downtown Orlando

Jan., 2010 – Entered pictures for an exhibit at the United Cerebral Palsy Center of
Central Florida – Orlando.

Feb., 2010 – Entered an art show entitled “Fall in Furniture Love” Sponsored by
Scan Design Furniture Stores of Central Florida.

Sept., 2010 – Was featured in an art show displaying the works of Digital Artists
and Photographers – City Arts Factory – Downtown Orlando

Oct., 2010 – Entered an art show entitled “ The Art Of Hope Exhibit” commemorating
Barack Obama as the first African American President. – Jenkins Gallery-
Crealde’s School of Art – Winter Park, FL

Dec., 2010 – Was featured in the Members Show – Gallery
At Avalon Island – Downtown Orlando

April,2013- Was awarded Honorable Mention at the "Fall in Furniture Love" art show
sponsored by Scan Design Furniture Store- Orlando.

2008 & 2007 – Exhibited works for Black History Month at Valencia Community College and the Herndon Branch of the Orlando Public Library respectively.

2007 & 2006 – Entered the PARTICIPATION art event sponsored by the Maitland Art Center.

2006 – Was commissioned to paint images on bookbags for a bookbag auction sponsored by the Jewish Community Center.

Artist Publications


Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

Artist Favorites