ARTIST STATEMENT

Letter, numbers and images are used to visually communicate a thought or idea - arranged into a specific order so that others are able to "decode" the message. In my work I use letters, numbers and images in non-traditional ways and incorporate color, lines and various mixed media elements to build structure and draw out themes and ideas that connect us to past experiences or memories. The goal is not only to showcase the beauty inherent in the elements themselves, but also to engage both the logical side of the brain, which wants to decode the message and the creative side, which desires to find its own unique experience. 


BIOGRAPHY

Michael Soltis is an American/Canadian visual artist currently residing in beautiful Delta, British Columbia. He has a Masters degree in Education, has worked in the business and non-profit sector as a high level manager, was a film and television actor for several years and currently uses his creativity and management experience to create unique and well designed homes in the Lower Mainland. His passion has always been visual art and his work has been shown in several galleries throughout North America and been featured in Canadian House & Home, HGTV.ca, Anthology MagazineThe Artist Catalogue, the Vancouver TED Conference, Comic Con in Vancouver as well as several contemporary art blogs and articles. His paintings are held in private collections in throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.