Artist Description

Michael Thiessen is a painter from Vancouver, Canada. He was born in Dawson Creek, northern British Columbia in 1980, but grew up in Vancouver. His work has been inspired by traveling and growing up in a rapidly evolving environment. He graduated from Langara College in Vancouver in 2011 with a Fine Arts diploma. Michael lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

Michael Thiessen’s paintings follow a  longstanding tradition in art of  viewing the everyday world, yet Thiessen views it with his own vision. Unlike a camera, Thiessen adds his own focus to show us the visual world we might otherwise miss, whether it be a freeway, buildings on a main street,  or marks on a pavement. He works paint to bring life to a subject we might take for granted.

Scott Plear, RCA

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