Untitled III | 48″ x 60″ | Mixed MediaClick to see full image
Peace Sign – SOLD
Peace Sign | Vintage Enamel Flower Pin Brooches | SOLDClick to see full image
Untitled II – SOLD
Untitled II | 48″ x 36″ | Vintage Enamel Flower Pin Brooches | SOLDClick to see full image
A native of Canada, Michael Courville immigrated to Southern California with his family at age 3. As early as first grade, Michael was taking every art class that schools were providing including summer school and camp His own bedroom was used as a pallet for his creativity turning it into various themes throughout the year. A display artist by the time he was 18, he owned his own company designing displays for store fronts, hotels and private homes.
In 1980 Michael started creating props for Orange County theater groups, then five years later moved to Los Angeles to work as a Prop Master in Television and Film. After showing natural artistic design ability while working as a Landmark Entertainment amusement park model builder, Michael was chosen to decorate Sanrio’s Puroland Amusement Park in Tokyo, Japan. Additionally, he created a line of gift wrap, greeting cards, calendars and puzzles for children.
For the past 26 years, Michael has been Prop Master in both the American and European Entertainment Industries, for which has also created several pieces of art for various film and television projects. These film and TV shows include; The Tower, Annie, Ever After, Bratz, Dirty Sexy Money, My Boys, and the latest being ABC’S Castle and Apartment 23.
A self-taught artist, Michael loves trying new techniques, materials and designs to translate his vision of style and color into bold, new, one-of-a-kind works of art. For this reason, he is continually developing his creativity by making extended art education a priority, allowing him to push the natural boundaries of the materials he uses.
Still a resident of Los Angeles, Michael’s inspiration comes from a wide variety of life experiences, dreams, and travel.