Washington
 
Dist of Columbia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

Since 2004, I have shown my artwork with fellow artists of Studio 155, a group of botanical artists that formed the core of the 2006 Corcoran Gallery of Art’s exhibition Botanical Treasures of Lewis and Clark. Our group continues with a common purpose of seeking to expand the definition of botanical art. We have exhibited as a  collective in many venues. Besides the Corcoran, the Delaware Museum of Art, Studio Gallery, the Cosmos Club, Adah Rose Gallery, and other places. 

I  retired in 2009 after 25 years in early childhood education. Throughout my career, I took children on field trips to art museums, organized art projects, and mounted an annual children’s art show for colleagues, family, and friends. I also taught young artists at the Corcoran Gallery’s summer art camp program. 

I have  a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and Administration, as well as an undergraduate degree in political science from  George Washington University.  I also earned a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration in 20006 from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the U.S. Botanic Garden.

All work by Michael

Michael Rawson
8x7, graphite on paper
Michael Rawson
10x8, oil on panel
Michael Rawson
10x8, oil on panel
Michael Rawson
9x7, watercolor on paper