Last Rites Gallery is pleased to announce its 5 Year Anniversary Show that will feature over forty works of art by a selection of its acclaimed roster of artists. April 13—May 18, 2013. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 7pm – 12am Continue reading
Michael Parkes is the world’s leading magical realist painter, sculptor, and stone lithographer. His decades of success as a fine artist stand out in the art world, where fewer than 1% of artists ever achieve success in both primary and secondary art markets. Parkes’ works are collected by celebrities, private collectors, and galleries internationally. Parkes continues to create new works, all of which are widely sought after.
Parkes could draw even before he could read and write. He was an only child, raised in small town Missouri. He attended art school where he met the woman, artist and musician to whom he remains married to more than three decades later, Maria. Parkes has been a serious and lifelong student of spirituality and esoterica. In the seventies, Michael and Maria set off on a spiritual journey where they found excellent teachers and a lifelong passion for India. Michael and Maria now live and work in Spain. In 2008, they welcomed their first grandchild into the world, a joyous occasion that led to Parkes’ new painting, The Gift.
All images Copyright 2009 Michael Parkes.