MICHAEL REIBEL

I have always been drawn to the outdoors and the natural beauty of the landscape.  The sensory elements of nature are a moving and inspirational experience each and every time I venture out in search of material for future paintings.  The stillness and quietness of the landscape often provide the inspiration for many of my works. 

I love the patina and history of the south.  Accordingly, the majority of my work is of the southern landscape, however I also enjoy still life and figurative work.   I am focused and passionate, striving to continually evolve and mature as an artist.  I am forever working to enhance the poetic expression of my ideas with each painting.

I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky where I lived until my wife and I relocated to South Carolina in 2016.  In 2004, a chance visit to my home by a local artist proved to be a pivotal moment in my life, as I returned to my artistic ambitions. The artist was impressed with one of my paintings, and she encouraged me to not let my artistic abilities go to waste.  She referred me to a local art studio in Louisville where I signed up for classes and the journey began again.

 

Since making the move south, I have found the clean light and abundant sunshine of the coast to be a refreshing change from what I frequently encountered in Kentucky when heading out to paint.

 

Exhibitions and Awards

2017 National Oil and Acrylic Society's Best of America national exhibition, Fort Wayne, IN

2017 Boldbrush Monthly Art Competition Fav 15 Award-April and May  

2017 Beaufort Art Council, ArtPop winner, Beaufort, SC

2017 American Impressionist Society Small Works juried exhibition, Costa Mesa, CA

2016 Award of Excellence, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society's Signature Members exhibition, Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2016 Boldbrush Monthly Art Competition Fav 15 Award-October, August and June 

2015 Viewpoint 47, Cincinnati Art Club juried national exhibition

2015 Boldbrush Monthly Art Competition Fav 15 Award- May

2014 Best of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society juried national exhibition

2014 Viewpoint 46, Cincinnati Art Club juried national exhibition

2014 American Impressionist Society 15th annual juried national exhibition

2011 Telfair Juried Art Fair, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

2011 Best of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society national exhibition

2010 NOAPS Society Signature Member event, "Visions for New Decade", Cultural Arts Council Fine Art Gallery, Estes Park, CO

2010 Telfair Juried Art Fair, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

2010 Fine Arts on the River, juried art festival, Savannah, GA

2009 Awarded Signature Status by the National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society

2009 Best of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society national exhibition

2009 Solo Exhibition, "Crabbin' Along the Georgia Coast", McIntosh Art Association, Darien, GA, April -June 2009

2009 St. James Juried Art Festival, Louisville, KY

2008 Solo Exhibition DS Creations Gallery, Louisville, KY October

2008 Best of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society national exhibition

2008 Central South National Art Exhibition, Tennessee Art League, Nashville, TN 

Best of America 2007, National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society national exhibition

People’ Choice Award, Tennessee Art League, Central South Juried Art Exhibition 2007, Nashville, Tennessee

 

Membership Associations

American Impressionist Society

Associate Member Oil Painters of America

Signature Member National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

Instructor at the Studio School Savannah, Georgia