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Art for the soul, painted for the senses.

Award winning, Melbourne artist Michael Cougan paints art for the soul. Celebrating familiar views, painted in bold colours. Art works ranging from contemporary coastal Australian seascapes through to abstraction in both oil and watercolour mediums.

His work illuminates his intuitive ability to capture the majesty in everyday views.

Those views that make you pause on a beach walk, and stare as they dance on the canvas. Michael's strong paint strokes instantly draw you into the landscape and evoke the energy and movement of the sea as if sitting present on the beach.

Michael's inspiration is drawn from both local and overseas sources. His admiration and love for the beach is a reoccurring theme, uniting his impressionist influences and his passion for bold colours.
His abstract works challenge and engage the viewer with his clever use of bold expressionist techniques.

Michael has recently returned from Europe and the US where he studied in New York and gained inspiration from creative works at Moma, New Museum, Whitney,Dia Beacon, NY Met and Guggenheim museums.

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Education

Bachelor Science

Exhibitions

2016 November Latrobe College of Art & Design New York journal exhibitions 2017 February Art installation Sandringham Physio therapy 2017 February Westpac Bank Hampton art installation 2017 March Knox Art Show 2017 March Brighton Art in Tune 2017 March Moonee Valley Art Show Winner Best in Show 2017 April Bendigo Art Show 2017 June Chelsea Art Show 2017 November Whitehorse Art show 2018 Mornington Art Show 2018 March Knox Art show 2018 March Moonee Valley Art Show

Press

2017 Interview by Janine Stratford Art in Tune show

Influences

Mark Rothko Claude Monet Alex Katz

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