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Artist Michael Oertle


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Biography


 
About the Artist:
 
Michael Oertle grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and began painting with oils in his early twenties as a self-taught artist. However his art was essentially suspended for more than thirty years as the demands of his business career and family gave him little time to paint.
 
In 2012, after success in the business world, he and his wife Christine settled in St. Pete Beach, Florida where he once again picked up his brush. Wanting to advance his skills in oil painting, Michael became an avid reader on the subject and began studying art at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, FL. Currently Michael studies at the Suntan Art Center located in St. Pete Beach and works out of his home studio.
 
Since Michael began exhibiting his work a little over five years ago, he has received numerous awards and recognition for his work. These include:
 
First Place - Pinellas Park Art Society Member's Show, June 2015
First Place - Suntan Art Center Member’s Show, May 2015
First Place - Suntan Art Center Member’s Show, January 2015
First Place - 100 Artists Show, November 2014
Second Place - Pinellas Park Art Society Member's Show, September 2015
Second Place - Suntan Art Center Member’s Show, April 2014
Second Place - Suntan Art Center Member’s Show, February 2014
Third Place - Suntan Art Center Member’s Show, April 2015
Third Place - Suntan Art Center Member’s Show, June 2014
Third Place - Suntan Art Center Member’s Show, May 2014
Third Place - Suntan Art Center Open Awards Show, February 2014
Merit Award - "Bless The Beasts And The Children" Open Show, Stirling Art Gallery, May 2016  
Merit Award - 100 Artists Show, February 2016
Merit Award - Suntan Art Member’s Show, January 2016
Merit Award - Suntan Art Member’s Show, December 2015  
Merit Award - Suntan Art Member’s Show, October 2015
Honorable Mention - Pinellas Park Art Society Member's Show, December [...]

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