Michael Albrechtsen2013 Artist
2013 Artwork Coming Soon
About the Artist
Michael Albrechtsen grew up in Bountiful, Utah, and developed a connection with the outdoors. He began his art career in 1989 when he decided to leave the corporate world behind. He picked up a brush, made a commitment to his love of fine art, and never looked back. Inspired by the natural world and by the encouragement of his family, he portrays what inspires him. With strong compositions and a natural sense for color and atmosphere, his landscapes blend technical skill and sensitivity to nature. His focus is to paint light, not necessarily a specific subject. He uses color and value to move the viewer's eye around the painting.
What artist inspires you? Why?
That seems to be a moving target for me. I see and study new artists all the time depending on the things I am working on in my own artwork. I just saw the Edgar Payne show, and it was impossible not to be re-inspired by seeing those great paintings.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
My ideas always come from images I experience while outdoors. It is not hard for me to be inspired by something I am experiencing. Any time of day and anywhere I go I always see something I want to paint.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
I just got finished teaching a workshop in David City, Nebraska, and was so inspired by the old homes and barns in the area contrasting against the expansive sky. I can't wait to get some images painted from that visit.