Michael Maas became a full-time artist in 1996 after having been, among other things, a bicycle racer in France, a meat-cutter in Illinois, and a life insurance salesman in Newport Beach, California. Primarily self-taught, his skillfully painted pieces are in collections in Australia, Canada, England, France, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and throughout the United States.
Inspired by natural forms, geometry and balance, Michael creates elegant biomorphic designs, creating and repeating patterns—both obvious and subtle—of harmonious form, color, and value. Michael is best known for his skillfully painted, illusionistic, patterned-abstract “Alhambra Series” and shows regularly with galleries and museums throughout Southern California. His studio is in Fallbrook, CA.