San Diego based artist Michael Summers was born in Los Angeles, CA, sometime during the Carter administration. His hippy-bohemian parents moved him to Joshua Tree before he could walk and, as a result, he grew up surrounded by an eclectic cavalcade of eccentric art-commune inhabiting social-dropouts, idealistic dreamers, and rural American free-thinkers. He left the state in his early twenties to find his own way in the world, and after living in such diverse places as Virginia, Missouri, and Texas, he returned to California to earn a fine art degree from San Diego State University.
He currently resides in Oceanside, California, where he enjoys working on his house, collecting vintage pop culture Americana, and diligently working on his meticulously crafted paintings. His inspirations include the art of the late Renaissance & Baroque, the clockwork wonders of turn of the century brass and steam, antiques, vintage 70’s & 80’s animation & toys, comic books, early science fiction, pulp fiction novels, classic monster movies, American roots music, and the dry, dusty land of the Mojave desert. His work is shown in galleries around the U.S. and is collected internationally.