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Introducing the artist...
Michael Rippey became an oil painter after retiring from a 27-year career in the golf industry, where he was responsible for development, management and consulting services to more than 300 golf clubs throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Since he retired in 2013, his painting style has evolved primarily through self-study, but he also has benefitted from workshops with accomplished artists like James Brandess, Dawn Stafford and Jerry Fresia. Representative of Michael's subjects and evolving painting style, are the two paintings shown to the right:
"Fresh Snow, Indiana Dunes" highlights the dramatic Lake Michigan dunes in the area where Michael and his wife, Durenda, spend summers. This painting, now in a private collection, was selected for the 2021 Hoosier Salon Exhibit, Indianapolis, and sold on opening night.
"Early Morning Flight," is representative of the low country scenes Michael paints in Florida, where he and Durenda spend a few months every winter.
Michael is represented in Michigan by The Galleria, an innovative combination of cocktail lounge, bistro, artists' studios and gallery space, at 447 Washington St., in Holland, Michigan. Visit www.galleriaartandstudios.com, or better yet, visit the Galleria in person.
Michael also exhibits in a showcase near the entrance to the popular Butch's Restaurant in downtown Holland.
Florida paintings sometimes are exhibited in The Galleria, and others can be viewed (by appointment) in our studio in Holland, Michigan, or purchased directly off our website. For information on any Rippey painting, please contact either:
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Michael outside his Michigan studio in 2017, and in 2008 with Jack Nicklaus in Seoul, during development of the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.
"Fresh Snow, Indiana Dunes" 48" X 36"
"Early Morning Flight" 36 X 36 $1,295 (Florida studio)