30 shades of Grey – 3 day workshop (Feb 1-3 2019)

Posted on January 4, 2019

The Federation of Canadian Artists Presents
Tonal Values – 30 Shades of Grey
3 Day Workshop (Feb 1 – 3 2019)
Location: Lily Yuan Studio & Art Gallery Richmond

8010 Saba Rd #200, Richmond, BC V6Y 4B2

“Snow isn’t white; white is not even white” – Michael Abraham

By simplifying what you look at, through finding shape, considering the five elemental forms, and using a few key tools to assess the tones and contrast and the variations within tonal ranges, you’ll be able paint images with a dynamic range of tone, and more confidently, convincingly making for a stronger graphic readability to your work whether it be landscape, portrait, still life or abstract. 

Together you will explore and understand the variations in light and shade, lightness or darkness of objects and spaces, local tone and colour, and how light and atmosphere play and bounce on forms and textures to create the illusion of three-dimensionality.

Abraham’s accessible approach to teaching, through discussion, demonstration and exercise will have you feeling confident about your approach to tonal values in no time. His personable approach speaks much to the appeal of his teaching style, so you’ll learn and enjoy yourself thoroughly in the process.

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Set Design for the Children’s Theatre of Richmond production of ‘Little Mermaid Jr’

Posted on December 16, 2018

I can now add set designer to my resume!
I spent the fall painting set designs, stage props and a bit of animation for The Children’s Theatre of Richmond Association’s production of ‘The Little Mermaid Jr’.

  • Children's Theatre of Richmond production of little mermaid jr - set design by michael abraham
  • Children's Theatre of Richmond production of little mermaid jr - set design by michael abraham
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Vancouver Mural Festival 2018

Posted on December 16, 2018

During the summer I was involved in the Vancouver Mural Festival. Using a number of drawings from the six other member artists of Phantoms in the Front Yard artist collective and my own drawings, I composed the final composition. The weather was perfect for the two weeks of steady ladder and lift work. All seven artists painted, often from early morning until nightfall, to complete this 24 x 90 foot wall! The mural is at 7th Avenue and Ontario Street.
I must say it was so fun to paint on such a large scale!

Vancouver Mural Fest 2018 Mount Pleasant - Phantoms in the Back Yard

We’re all on Instagram if you’d like to see the talent of this group of artists:
and our curator @dazed.and.confucius 
We are @phantomsinthefrontyard

  • Vancouver Mural Fest 2018 Mount Pleasant - Phantoms in the Back Yard
  • Vancouver Mural Fest 2018 Mount Pleasant - Phantoms in the Back Yard
  • Vancouver Mural Fest 2018 Mount Pleasant - Phantoms in the Back Yard

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‘Luminaries’ at Gallery 110 Seattle March 2018

Posted on February 27, 2018

March 1 – 31, 2018

Opening Reception :
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 5-7:30 pm
Sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General, Seattle.  All are welcome!

The varied figurative paintings and sculptures of Vancouver artist Michael Abraham contain a nuanced display of the lighter and dark sides of existence, with an underlying hopefulness.

He writes, “Art is a reflection of life: growing and dying, serious, funny, absurd, joyous, hard, paradoxical, sensuous, scary, communal, divisive… all things at once, and ever changing. Each creation is a snapshot of the mind in time.”


Thursday – Saturday 12-5 pm
Phone 206-624-9336
110 3rd Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104

Dog Eat Dog…

Posted on May 23, 2017

Here’s the latest bronze:

Dog Eat Dog 2016, Bronze (Available in Green Patina) Edition of 9, size approx. 9h x 10w x 10d

Completed May 2017. Available through Ian Tan Gallery.

  • Bronze Sculpture 'Dog Eat Dog' by Michael Abraham

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Recent commission – Zsu Zsi and Eloise – Dec 2016

Posted on December 21, 2016

“Recently, Jackie Bugera’s collection grew once again. A new painting arrived by pop-surrealist Michael Abraham.

In it, Zsu Zsi is at the wheel of Bugera’s 1959 Studebaker Lark. In the passenger seat, another bulldog applies black lipstick to her lip. The other bulldog is a portrait of Eloise, Bugera’s current bulldog.”

CBC Link


Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver

Posted on September 21, 2016

Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, will have a few pieces on display at their flagship Granville Street location, and in their pop-up location at the newly opening Tsawwassen Mills Mall in October. Contact or visit the gallery if you’d like to see the works they have available. www.iantangallery.com

Writeup and image for upcoming show:

Posted on September 13, 2016

Preview Magazine – Seattle Washington mentions
Michael Abraham / David Haughton dual show at the bottom of ‘Vignettes’ page