Artist Michael Archer

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Mickey is a retired architect, signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  He is a signature member of Texas and Neighbors and is currently serving as President of Richardson Civic Art Society.
After retiring from a large architectural firm in Dallas in 2008, he picked up his watercolor brushes (which had been collecting dust for over 40 years) and began painting again.
His degree in architecture from Texas Tech University in 1967 had a very strong art emphasis including a number of watercolor classes.  He painted in watercolor for a year or so after college but work and living got in the way until his retirement.
Mickey enjoys painting western subject matter as well as detailed street scenes.  He and his wife spent a month in New York City after her retirement and many of the paintings in his portfolio are from NYC including Times Square, Central Park and Washington Square, Restaurant Row and other favorite haunts.  He has also become quite interested in Civil War re-enactments and the actors and actresses involved in them.
In trying to find his particular “style” of painting, Mickey realized he continued to be drawn back to very detailed paintings.  “The more I looked at other artists’ work, I found I was most fascinated by those that had lots of detail, people, and architecture.  "I think my 40 plus years of architectural practice where details were everything had a lot to do with that”.

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