Michael Fitzpatrick started his artistic career in the mid-sixties by attending Art center College of design in Los Angeles. After graduating he went to work at D'arcy, McManus, Masius Advertising in new York as art Director. Then he moved back to the coast, where he founded and managed his own advertising Agency: Fitzpatrick and Walker adv. Drawing and design has always been a big part of everyday life, Michael. In new York, hundreds of people drew a storyboard for a TV commercial. the California design and illustration was the center of attention.
All this business was merely backdrop for the true love of Michael's drawing. In the early nineties he became seriously engaged in the visual arts. He has a lot of collectors worldwide and he exhibited in galleries in NAPA valley and Sausalito. for two years he held the prestigious position of artist-resident in Domain Chandon.
Michael paints with oil in a traditional style that allows him to fully utilize his classical training. Although he mostly paints portraits, still life and landscape are also very much represented in his work.