Michael Aitken

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Michael Aitken

United States

Michael Aitken is a realist painter who lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah.  A native Utahn, his paintings celebrate the landscape of the American southwest.  His detailed style captures the distinct sense of light and atmosphere so characteristic of the desert.

As a youth Michael first became aware of art as a profession during a field trip to an exhibition of a local artist.  He later became a participating member and studied with one of the leading members of the association.  He went on to earn a Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from Brigham Young University.

After over forty years working with students in colleges, universities and public schools, he retired in 2015.

Michael's painting have been shown in exhibitions all over the Untied States, including "A View of Nine" at the Utah Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, "Arts in the Parks" top 100 in Jackson, Wyoming, American Watercolor Society annual exhibition, New York and member's exhibition, National Watercolor Society, San Pedro, California.

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