The Artist

Michael McGrady sitting on a nice vintage chair in front of some of his paintings

 " Although I enjoy acting as a collaborative art form, sometimes I want to be the writer, director, producer, and actor, and painting allows me to do just that. So much of what I do as an actor is to simply fill a role that has already been determined by other people. I have much greater freedom as a fine artist to create from start to finish. I have always turned to art as my "centering" activity. It gives me great peace and a genuine sense of connectedness with the bigger picture, if you will. "

     

  - Michael McGrady

About Michael Mcgrady

Even though Michael has achieved success as a professional actor and has made his living as such, he has never lost sight for his love of art.

As a former sculptor, muralist and fine artist, Michael now prefers to use the palette knife for his artwork as it suits his internal rhythm and satisfies his need for a kinetic application of the paint. Michael considers himself as an abstract realist, leaning towards impressionism.

He particularly gravitates towards bold colors and thick layers of paint to lend an energetic, impressionistic and three dimensional quality to his paintings.

(Artists statement)