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Michael Drury is a native Santa Barbaran. He received his education in the local school system, a B.A. in Art Studio at the College of Creative Studies, UCSB, and an M.F.A. in Art Studio, UCSB.

His commitment to plein-air painting began when he met Ray Strong in 1970, and virtually all of his work is generated out-of-doors. He has painted extensively in the high deserts of the Great Basin, the wild coast of California, his home grounds of western Santa Barbara County, and the west coast of Ireland. He is a life-long surfer and a founding member of the OAK GROUP, an association of environmentally active landscape painters in Santa Barbara.

He is represented in Carson City, Nevada by the Great Basin Gallery.

 


Curriculum Vitae

One Person Exhibitions

  • Into the West 2007, Palm Loft Gallery, Carpinteria, California, October 2007.
  • Into the West 2005, Palm Loft Gallery, Carpinteria, California, October 2005.
  • Into the West 2003, Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, California, October 2003.
  • Into the West Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, California, October 2001.
  • New Paintings The Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, September 1996.
  • Bon Voyage, Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, California 1994.
  • New Paintings, The Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, October 1991.
  • Paintings of California and Nevada, The Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, October 1990.
  • Recent Paintings, Cabrillo Art Center, Santa Barbara, California, June 1990.
  • Landscapes, Ventura County Bank, Ventura, California, December 1988.
  • Landscapes at Gary Paul, Santa Barbara, California, September 1988.
  • Landscapes, Double Tree Inn, Ventura, California, March 1988.
  • Landscapes, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • OAK Group 20th Anniversary, Palm Loft Gallery, Carpinteria, California, July 2007.
  • MALT - Marin Agricultural Land Trust Exhibition, Druids Hall, Nicasio, California, May 2001 - 2007.
  • Landscape Preserved, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, November 2000.
  • Painters of Persuasion, Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, California, October 2000.
  • Santa Cruz Island, Santa Cruz Island, California, July 2000.
  • MALT Benefit, Nicasio, Marin County, California, May 2000, April 1999, April 1998
  • Desert Dreams, College of Creative Studies Gallery, USCB, Santa Barbara, California, August 1999.
  • Fall Color, Great Basin Gallery, Carson City, Nevada, September 1998.
  • Ranchos, Ellen Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, December 1997.
  • Endangered Landscapes, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, March 1997.
  • Landscapes Preserved, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California November 1996.
  • Channel Islands Exhibition, Santa Cruz Island, California June 1994.
  • Painters in Pastels, The Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, September 1992.
  • Spring Show, The Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, April 1992.
  • OASIS, Senate Rotunda Building, Washington, D. C., February 1992.
  • A Strong Spirit 2, Art Museum, Santa Maria, California, January 1992.
  • A Strong Spirit, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, September 1991.
  • OASIS Group Show, Cabrillo Art Center, Santa Barbara, California, August 1991.
  • Paintings by Michael Drury & John Wilsher, Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, July 1991.
  • 5th Anniversary OAK Group Show, Arlington Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, June 1991.
  • 9 Santa Barbara Artists, College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, June 1991.
  • Landscape Preserved, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, November 1990.
  • Endangered Landscapes, Group Show, Cabrillo Art Center, Santa Barbara, California, March 1989.
  • Oasis Group Show, Sojourner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, April 1989.

Public Collections

  • Mitsubishi Bank, Tokyo, Japan
  • Societe d' Elevage, Chantilly, France

Publications

  • Southwest Art, May 2002
  • Surfer's Journal, Spring 1999.
  • Ranchos, Easton Press, 1st Edition, December 1997, 2nd Edition, February 2001.
  • Antiques and Fine Art, November 1991.
  • Santa Barbara Calendar, September 1991.
  • Santa Barbara Calendar, June 1991.
  • American Artist Magazine, October 1988.

Education

  • University of California at Santa Barbara, Master of Fine Arts in Painting, June 1985
  • College of Creative Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio, June 1983.

 

 
     
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