About Michael Freeman
Michael is an international award winning hyperrealist pastel artist from New Zealand. He has had a fascination with realism since childhood and in his paintings he is always striving to create images that have greater depth and feeling than can be achieved with a photograph.
He is in the Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand (MPANZ), is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), and has a Master of Fine Arts degree.
His subjects range from his current series of still life paintings featuring iconic New Zealand toys and objects, through - landscapes featuring old weathered sheds, barns, railway carriages, windows and doors, old locks, and farm animals (mainly cows) – all inspired from photographic trips along New Zealand's roads.
Michael has won many awards internationally and in New Zealand, and has been exhibiting his work regularly since 2015.