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      Soft Touch

      $1,800

      10 X 12
      16 X 18 Framed
      Oil on Panel

      In stock


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                  Michael was recruited by Hallmark straight from Utah State University where he received a Master of Fine Arts Degree. During his college years he took many courses in technical drafting learning much about line drawings, shading, and three-dimensional renderings. This training has had a major effect on the way Michael paints. It has trained him to see detail and strive for accuracy.

                  Michael was raised in Bountiful, Utah where he explored the rural landscape with his friends and family. He was encouraged by both his Mother and Grandmother to work with his art rather than follow the family occupation of mechanical engineering. Michael’s dream was sports but for some reason he always carried a camera with him.

                  While participating as a Mormon missionary in Thailand he carried a sketch pad with him and he became more and more interested in pursuing a career in art. Michael, still not sure of his career desires discussed his love of the arts with his wife, Lynda, who encouraged him to pursue his interest. Michael transferred to the Utah State University at Logan to delve into his interest in the fine arts.

                  This immersion in painting was a huge boost in his abilities and desire to paint.

                  After graduation, Michael was offered a position with Hallmark and was moved to Kansas City. During his employment with Hallmark he was in a unique position where he was allowed to use his experience as a landscape and figure painter to do specialty cards for the masculine line of cards.

                  Michael mixes what he sees and what he wants to see in developing his paintings. He may add a stream, a mountain, or waterfall to achieve the feeling he wants for his painting. Sometimes he will work some low mountains into the background just to give something for the colors to contrast against.

                  Michael is fascinated by landscapes but also loves painting figures. Especially when those figures are of his family and loved ones. While in school Michael did a lot of figure work with models but now tries to paint figures at least once a week, mostly his children. When doing figures he only paints those he loves. Michael is very close to his family. While doing a workshop in Texas, at night he would practice a magic trick just to be able to show it to his children when he returned. When he has to be away to paint or teach his family is always on his mind.

                  Meeting with others who are interested in art gives Michael a lift. Whether it is an art buyer, an art dealer, or an art student he enjoys sharing the creation of a painting or just discussing the process. Michael is thankful for a wonderful family and those that buy his paintings.

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                          To our Valued Customers

                           

                          During this time of crisis, when our lives are upended daily as new information is available, John Marzolf and the staff at the Broadmoor Galleries want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your partnership and loyalty.  We are reminded of our strength in the community during this moment and we are truly grateful for our extended family.  We have been contacted by many of our artists, who are also concerned about our current events and they’ve decided to lower their prices during these uncertain times.  We know that as the world seems to stand, still life continues to happen - birthdays, anniversaries, Easter and Mother’s Day all will still occur and these lower prices will ease the strain at this time.  Inquire about specific pieces and Krista or Jamie will let you know the temporality lowered prices.

                          Currently, our physical locations will not be open to the public.  We hope to reopen with the Broadmoor Resort and Properties on May 22nd for Memorial Day Weekend.  Until then we plan to be fully functional through our website, social media, email, phone calls, and texts.  Explore our website’s new chat feature for immediate contact with an associate.  If you have any questions about our pieces or artists please reach out.  Our associates are able to respond to any of your inquiries and will do so promptly.

                          Gallery Directors
                          Krista Steed
                          719.577.5744
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                          Jamie Oberloh
                          719.577.5764
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                          John Marzolf
                          Owner
                          Broadmoor Galleries
                          928.231.3564
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                          We are able to ship products directly to you or arrange a safe pick up at an offsite location. If there is anything we’ve missed or any other way we can help you please let us know!

                          We’ll get through this together. Sincerely,

                          John Marzolf and the Broadmoor Galleries Staff