Born to generations in the Ozarks, Michael Gaines now lives and paints in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. Trained as an attorney, he has also been painting for over 50 years. Gaines lived and worked in Washington D.C., where he received exposure to
numerous artists and began a fascination with op art.
He now enjoys painting his surroundings in southern California with a unique technique. His series “SoCal” joyously presents nostalgic views in a range of vibrant hues with a stylistic flair of layering in repetitive small squares. Gaines paints mostly in acrylic and has exhibited his work in the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. His works have also been collected from Washington D.C. to Beijing.