i’m jealous of michael carson

Polka-dots, flat florals, and pretty girls. Sigh… lovely paintings by American artist Michael Carson.

“I like the fact that the face can be such a subtle subject and one brush stroke can be the difference in the feel of the entire piece.  That gives me the ability to work in one subject matter and still find that I learn something new in every painting.  I love to incorporate my love of design, fashion and architecture into my work.  My nondescript surroundings help me to create a mood or a story that I am trying to relay through my painting.  Seeing how the work evolves, the subtle and drastic differences, and looking forward to the future is what keeps me painting.  I view a painting as a success when I take from it something new that follows me into my next work.  It’s just learning to become a better painter.”

comments (32)

  1. Diane /// 03.20.2012 /// 9:54am

    Oh how dreamy! Oh how divine!

  2. Artsy Forager /// 03.20.2012 /// 10:48am

    Love his work! Have had the 3rd one on my Pinterest forever. Thanks for reminding me about him!

  3. the jealous curator /// 03.20.2012 /// 10:52am

    i gasped when i saw the first one… those polka dot tights! <3

  4. Sarah /// 03.20.2012 /// 5:05pm


  5. Julie /// 03.20.2012 /// 7:24pm

    Love this!

  6. Art and Chic /// 03.21.2012 /// 3:29am

    So pretty!
    Gorgeous work!

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  8. tiffanie /// 03.21.2012 /// 9:21am

    Fantastic. INSPIRING!

  9. tiff /// 03.22.2012 /// 8:13am

    Lovely, lovely work.

  10. theGW /// 03.22.2012 /// 9:02pm

    love these

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  12. Courtney Cerruti /// 03.26.2012 /// 2:49pm

    me too.

  13. Haley /// 03.27.2012 /// 7:13am

    Where can I buy these prints?? I’m I’m love with his work!

  14. the jealous curator /// 03.27.2012 /// 10:04am

    I’m not sure … i’ll see if i can find any : )

  15. Georgy Ragazza /// 04.02.2012 /// 3:13am

    Gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS!
    They’re so beautiful and so unsettling at the same time – I’d love prints as well! 🙂

  16. Andy D4 /// 05.23.2012 /// 1:02am

    I really like the crude, almost careless approach to these pieces and the flux in tonal density is almost haunting.

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  18. Margie /// 09.12.2012 /// 7:58am

    These paintings speak to me. It is so, so, so beautiful and it wakes up the creative one living in me! Thank your for the inspiration.

  19. Christian M Christian /// 12.05.2012 /// 10:36pm

    i LOVE this work…amazing! a modern day-Degas!

  20. the jealous curator /// 12.05.2012 /// 10:37pm

    yes! excellent description!

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  22. Mike /// 03.01.2013 /// 8:57am

    Thanks everyone. I’m humbled. Peace

  23. Mary /// 03.21.2013 /// 7:37pm

    I’m captivated. I gaze at them all day. I would love to have one to fall asleep at night too and be the first thing I see when I open my eyes.

  24. the jealous curator /// 03.21.2013 /// 7:44pm

    that is so crazy… i was just writing a follow up post to this, AS you were leaving your comment?! weird. (and yes, i could gaze at them forever too!)

  25. Stephanie /// 03.25.2013 /// 6:54am

    Amazing. Can these be purchased somewhere? Or does he have copied/prints of these for a more affordable purchase?

  26. the jealous curator /// 03.25.2013 /// 7:07am

    i think they’re just sold through his gallery rep, jones & terwilliger. here’s their 800# :
    Toll Free: 888-278-0040
    i’m not sure if he sells prints… i don’t think so, but don’t quote me on that!

  27. kevin conklin /// 05.04.2013 /// 6:18pm


  28. Hiromi Andrew /// 11.21.2013 /// 3:08am

    I absolutely love your work. Hiromi

  29. Jill Scarpelli /// 11.09.2015 /// 7:15pm

    Fresh, clean…beautifully done. Kudos to you.

  30. Marie-Anne Geurden /// 02.21.2016 /// 12:31am

    I look at Michaels work and I see Edgar Degas painting Ballet rehearsal from 1873…it seems like a similar style. It some how captures just enough detail
    to allow the viewer the pleasure and the the ability to complete the painting …

  31. joe /// 07.07.2016 /// 11:18am

    They are great paintings but honestly up to $50,000!!!! Get real.

  32. Somnath Waydande /// 05.06.2017 /// 9:53pm

    Beautiful work

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