Michael Coakes

In all of our lives there’s good and bad. Trials and celebrations. That’s the universal reality of humankind. Rather than editorialize some of those realities in my art, I prefer to create a diversion through images that embody a visual sensuality. A kind of beauty that’s reaching out to comfort us and pull us in, out of our realty for just a time. An escape we can slip into.

With the images I create I hope most often to represent a sense of optimism through lines, shapes and shadows rendered into visions of simplicity and elegance.

Female figures in my work embody confidence and strength cast affectionately to represent an all too often elusive, state of grace.

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Sorrow

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Liquescence V

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Illusion XV

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Essence XIV

Website: michaelcoakesart.com