November 26, 2015

Hello Michael, your work is fantastic.


Simmie Knox,
American representational painter and the first African America who painted the official White House portrait of former United States President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.


April 18, 2013

“Michael is a gifted artist. He possess an innate talent for creating beautiful fine art as well as top-notch technical, medical, and scientific illustration. Beyond being an artist, Michael genuinely cares about his clients, colleagues, and students. Michael readily shares his expertise and passion for art and is enthusiastic about supporting the arts.

I have had the pleasure of working with Michael on several medical illustration projects and with each experience I improved as a medical illustrator through his direction and encouragement. Though Michael is a well rounded artist and medical illustrator I am mostly impressed with his pen & ink technique which is reminiscent of the masters like Gerald Hodge.”


Mike de la Flor, PhD (candidate)
Founder/Illustrator of MD Communications – Houston, Texas


Jun 7, 2012

Michael, first of all, beautiful drawing. You have mad skills. I’m excited to be working with you.


Marvin Mattelson,
Portrait Artist, Educator and Lecturer
School of Visual Arts – New York City


May 23, 2012

Hey, now that’s a cute kid!  Yeah, knowing that drawing is about proportion, shapes, values, and edges makes sense. Then you can draw anything well.  And you have!


Dennis Nolan
Art and illustration instructor at MFA in Illustration Program
Hartford Art School University of Hartford – West Hartford, Connecticut


May 23, 2012

Michael, this looks great and it is good to see that our conversations have not gone unheeded. You should be very proud of yourself and the quality of your work. I hope you will share the other drawings you are working on.

All the best my friend,

Mike Wimmer, MFA
Department Chair/Artist in Residence – Painting, Drawing, Illustration
Oklahoma City University School of Visual Arts – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


May 23, 2012

Michael, beautiful, beautiful work!  We are proud of you.


Murray Tinkelman
Founder and Director of Low Residency MFA in Illustration program
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford – West Hartford, Connecticut


July 26, 2011

Michael, I just wanted to let you know how much I was impressed by your work for the MFA.


Dennis Nolan
Art and illustration instructor at MFA in Illustration Program
Hartford Art School University of Hartford – West Hartford, Connecticut


Dec 10, 2011

Michael, your medical illustrations are really well done.


Joseph Daily, Portraitist and Educator – Vestal, New York


December 1, 2011

Michael, your illustrations are wonderful….can only imagine the great portraits you will be painting.

Best of Luck & happy painting!

Paul Leveille, Portrait Artist, Educator and Lecturer – Holyoke, Massachusetts


October 14, 2011

Michael, your work is amazing, by the way! Are you working digitally? Your work is wonderful


Irena Roman, (watercolorist)/ Professor
Massachusetts College of Art and Design – Boston, Mssachusetts


September 7, 2011

Michael, I enjoyed working on Townsend Atlas of General Surgical Techniques book with you!  The artwork was great.


Kim Davis, Editor at McGrawhill Publishing Co – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


October 15, 2010

Michael, I enjoyed seeing the images of your work, and they are truly excellent.

Jerry Hodge,

Gerald P. Hodge
Founding Director of the MFA in Medical and Biological Illustration program
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan


March 23, 2010

Thanks Michael. Congratulations on the art for the Townsend Atlas of General Surgical Techniques.  I think it looks great.

Take care!

Judith Fletcher
VP, Global Content Development at Elsevier Publishing Co. – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania