FAFO Ocala Arts Festival’s Featured Artist

Michael Brennan, born and raised in Tampa, Florida, began creating his own works of art at an early age. His passion for modern art led him to explore the use of collage underlying various painted subjects including animals, Native American Indians, aviation, architectural illustration, and advertising composition, among others. In 2010, he had his first exposure to the world of fox hunting and equestrian eventing. Through those experiences, he developed a deep love and affection for horses which became the centerpiece of his body of work.

"Queen Charlotte Sound" by Michael Brennan

“Queen Charlotte Sound” by Michael Brennan

Michael’s process begins with plywood panel construction, a collage of random vintage text and technical drawings for aesthetic value, layered with a painted image using acrylic, charcoal, and oil. He then finishes his pieces with a coat of epoxy. His large-scale pieces measure up to eight feet by six feet.

"Elphinstone" by Michael Brennan

“Elphinstone” by Michael Brennan

He has the honor of being selected as the featured artist in 2018 for the Ocala Arts Festival, Big Four Bridge Arts Festival and the Asheville Fine Art Show. He also has many commissioned pieces to his credit and exclusive interior design in several restaurants including The Chop House in Thomasville, Georgia. His work is frequently showcased in art openings and newly constructed estates.

Michael currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida.

Michael Brennan