Local artist and art educator Michael McCue will be showcasing several paintings that explore the balance of realistic subject matter but unconventional color and abstraction.
Born and raised in Long Island, New York, McCue is a new North Carolinian after relocating to pursue his dream of becoming an elementary art teacher. His paintings began with a conceptual series of self-portraits breaking into puzzle pieces to later evolve into more painterly, whimsical, color theory inspired works.
McCue often draws inspiration from the enthusiasm and curiosity of his elementary age students and creates paintings that he finds others would enjoy creating too. He feels that the teaching of art is the teaching of life in many aspects which enhances the idea that all artists see the world differently.