About Michael Vilkin
I studied art in college but got my degree in Psychology from Stanford Univeristy. After an MBA and a career as a custom home builder and remodeler I decided to revisit my earlier decision not to pursue a career in art. As a misguided twenty-something I thought the life of an artist would be filled with artistic frustration and intermittent starvation. What I didn't take into account was how fulfilling the exploration of your passion is, regardless of how much you do or do not eat. So I am back in school for an Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Art in San Francisco om oil painting. I'm now finally creating art to my heart's content. While I haven't yet settled on any particular defining style or subject, I am most drawn to landscapes from an aerial perspective and to graffiti-inspired abstracts. I take commissions, and sell the art on this website that is not marked as "Sold."
Displayed in a Juried show by the San Francisco Academy of Fine Art, SF at the Pier in 2012
One man show for First Thursday at Metropolitan in Santa Barbara, 2013