Coast Art Gallery Fine Art Prints & Originals by Michael Parkes
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I Give You My Heart

I Give You My Heart
Giclee on Canvas
Unframed size is 23-1/2 x 19-3/4

See No Evil

See No Evil
Limited Edition on Canvas
Unframed size is 20-1/2 x 32

     

Black Panther, White Wings by artist Michael Parkes

Black Panther, White Wings
Giclee on Canvas
Unframed size is 30-1/2 x 37-1/2

Devas Garden by Michael Parkes

Devas Garden
Giclee on Canvas
Unframed size is 41-3/4 x 25-1/2

There Must Be An Angel

There Must Be An Angel
Drawing Edition on Paper
Unframed size is 19-1/2 x 15-1/2

     
     
Tiger Tiger

Tiger, Tiger
Giclee on Canvas
Unframed size is 18-1/2 x 40

New Moon, Full Moon

New Moon, Full Moon
Giclee on Canvas
Unframed size is 19 x 27

Black Orchid

Black Orchid
Giclee on Canvas

Unframed size is 12-1/2 x 16

     
The Centaur

The Mermaid's Secret

Butterfly Effect
The Centaur
Giclee on Canvas
Unframed size is 40 x 31-1/2
The Mermaid's Secret
Giclee on Canvas
Unframed size is 30-1/4 x 23
Butterfly Effect
Giclee on Canvas
Unframed size is 34-1/4 x 24-1/4
     
Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel
ART by Michael Parkes
Giclee on Canvas - Edition size of 10
Unframed size is 48 x 60 inches

Last Lion Original on Sale at Coast Gallery by Michael Parkes

The Last Lion
ART by Michael Parkes
Show Exclusive
Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas
34 x 27" Unframed - Framed 49 x 43
Edition - Size of 70

Mermaid

Mermaid
ART by Michael Parkes
Limited Edition
Drawing on Paper
13 x 13.5 inches

     
Five Cheetas art by Michael Parkes magic realsim gallery

Five Cheetahs
ART by Michael Parkes
Show Exclusive
Giclee on Canvas - Ed. of 50
Unframed size is 17.5 x 32 inches

Diamond Warrior art by Michael Parkes

Diamond Warrior
ART by Michael Parkes
Show Exclusive

Limited Edition Drawing on Paper
26 x 18 inches Unframed - Edition Size of 30

Return of Persephone art by Michael Parkes

Return of Persephone
ART by Michael Parkes
48 x 40.5 inches - Giclee on Canvas
Edition of 10

     
Michael Parkes Original - Cheeky Angel

Cheeky Angel
ORIGINAL by Michael Parkes
Available at Coast Gallery

Oil on Canvas
25 x 25 inches Framed

Pagent Black Rhino magic realism art by Michael Parkes

Pageant of
the Black Rhinoceros

Art by Michael Parkes
24 x 48 inches - Giclee on Canvas
Editi
on of 25

Lion's Return - Framed Original

Lion's Return
Original
by Michael Parkes
Available at Coast Gallery
Oil on Canvas
56 x 47 inches Framed

 
I c o n i c . A r t
Gargoyles

Gargoyles
ICONIC ART by Michael Parkes
25.2 x 31.5 - 28.3 x 35.4 - 31.5 x 39.3
Image on Canvas

Parkes

Golden Salamander
ICONIC ART by Michael Parkes
44.5 x 31.5 - 36.3 x 25.5
Image on Canvas

Moon Thief

Moon Thief
ICONIC ART by Michael Parkes
31.5 x 41.7 - 26 x 36
Image on Canvas

Morning Song - Iconic Art by Michael Parkes

Morning Song
ICONIC ART by Michael Parkes
29 x 39.3 - 25.5 x 34.6
Image on Canvas

 
The Source - Iconic Art by Michael Parkes

The Source
ICONIC ART by Michael Parkes
39.3 x 48.8 - 28.3 x 35.4
Image on Canvas

Swan Lake

Swan Lake
ICONIC ART by Michael Parkes
36.6 x 37.5 - 29.3 x 52.3
Image on Canvas

Tuesday's Child - Iconic Art by Michael Parkes

Tuesday's Child
ICONIC ART by Michael Parkes
28.7 x 35.4 - 40.5 x 50
Image on Canvas

 
 
 

Angel Interrupted art by Michael Parkes

Angel Interrupted
ART by Michael Parkes
19.5 x 24 Giclee on Canvas

Angel Interrupted art by Michael Parkes

Angel Study
ART by Michael Parkes

14.5 x 17.5 Giclee on Paper

Black Orchid

Black Orchid
ART by Michael Parkes

12.5 x 16 Giclee on Canvas

Conquering Daemons art by Michael Parkes

Conquering Daemons
ART by Michael Parkes

15.5 x 19.75 Giclee on Paper

       

Creation, The art by Michael Parkes gallery

Creation, The
ART by Michael Parkes
13.95 x 29.5 Giclee on Canvas

Deva art by Michael Parkes magic realism

Deva
ART by Michael Parkes
43 x 35.5 Giclee on Canvas

Diamond Warrior art by Michael Parkes

Diamond Warrior
ART by Michael Parkes
20.75 x 26.75 Stone LIthograph

Eternity 2005 art by Michael Parkes

Eternity 2005
ART by Michael Parkes
17 x 42 Giclee on Canvas

       
Fearless art by Michael Parkes gallery

Fearless
ART by Michael Parkes
27.5 x 24.5 Giclee on Canvas

Gold art by Michael Parkes galelry coast

Gold
ART by Michael Parkes
39.5 x 17.5 Giclee on Canvas

Golden Finch art by Michael Parkes

Golden Finch
ART by Michael Parkes
15 x 15 Giclee on Canvas

Indian Summer art by Michael Parkes

Indian Summer
ART by Michael Parkes
41.5 x 31.5 Giclee on Canvas

       

The Last Lion art by Michael Parkes at Coast Gallery

Last Lion
ART by Michael Parkes
31 x 38 Giclee on Paper

The Last Peony art by Michael Parkes gallery

The Last Peony
ART by Michael Parkes
32.5 x 42 Giclee on Canvas

Lion's Return by Michael Parkes magic realist

Lion's Return
ART by Michael Parkes
29 x 38 Giclee on Canvas

Morning Light art by Michael Parkes

Morning Light
ART by Michael Parkes
27.5 x 55 Giclee on Canvas

       
Nightfall art by Michael Parkes gallery

Nightfall
ART by Michael Parkes
33.5 x 17 Giclee on Canvas

Polar Wings art by Michael Parkes

Polar Wings
ART by Michael Parkes
13 x 22.25 Giclee on Canvas

Sky Meditation art by Michael Parkes gallery

Sky Meditation
ART by Michael Parkes
20.5 x 27 Giclee on Canvas

Sophia Rose art by Michael Parkes coast

Sophia Rose
ART by Michael Parkes
22.5 x 30 Giclee on Canvas

       

The Summit art by Michael Parkes

The Summit
ART by Michael Parkes
24 x 19 Giclee on Canvas

The Three Graces art by Michael Parkes

The Three Graces (2005)
ART by Michael Parkes
32.5 x 42 Giclee on Canvas

Venus art by Michael Parkes Magic Realist

Venus
ART by Michael Parkes (2008)
32.5 x 39.75 Giclee on Canvas

Venus art by Michael Parkes Magic Realist

Venus Deluxe
ART by Michael Parkes (2008)
43.75 x 51 Giclee on Canvas

       
Black Panther White Wings by Michael Parkes gallery

Black Panther White Wings
ART by Michael Parkes
22 x 19 Drawing Edition on Paper

Centaur art by Michael Parkes gallery

Centaur
ART by Michael Parkes
12 x 8 Drawing Edition on Paper

Dark Unicorn art by Michael Parkes galler

Dark Unicorn
ART by Michael Parkes

18 x 13 Drawing Edition on Paper

Falling art by Michael Parkes Magic Realism

Falling
ART by Michael Parkes
16 x 25 Drawing Edition on Paper

       
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Artist Biography - Michael Parkes  

Michael Parkes Photo

One of the nicest, most charming artists you will ever meet. If you ever have the chance, come to our gallery for one of his shows and see for yourself. In the art world, Michael Parkes is considered a Magic Realist; woven within his images metaphysical and spiritual elements are joined into reality. His work evokes a mysterious atmosphere, which can often only be deciphered with the help of ancient mythology and eastern philosophy.

In the fantasy world of Parkes, the laws of earthly reality are abolished, and space and time enter into their own motionless communion. It is tempting to speak of a dream world with Parkes, if it were not for the fact that the ‘dream world’ of Michael Parkes surpasses all of our dreams in audacity, freedom and intensity. In short, in Michael Parkes, the figurative art of our age has found a new, fascinating and extremely authentic exponent.

As human beings, we limit our sense of perception to what is generally comfortable and present in everyday life. In limiting our perceptions to suit our individuality, we miss the vastness of other perceptions and the doors they represent. Though we have been conditioned to perceive nothing except our own world, this does not mean we cannot enter other realms. - Michael Parkes

Born in 1944, Michael Parkes studied graphic art and painting at the University of Kansas and then traveled for three years through Asia and Europe. In 1975, Michael Parkes settled in Spain, where he now lives. Throughout his career, numerous international exhibitions underline the importance of Parkes’ work. Michael Parkes is both a uniquely talented painter and master of the art of original stone lithography.

Michael Parkes is the world’s leading Magical Realist.  He is a painter, a sculptor, and a stone lithographer.  His more than 30 years of success as a fine artist stand out in the art world, where fewer than 1% of artists ever achieve success in both the primary and secondary markets.  Parkes’ works are collected by celebrities, important private collectors, and museums around the world, and his body of work has stood the test of time.  That being said, Parkes’ continues to create new works, all of which are widely sought after. 

Exhibitions:                               

Michael Parkes has had one-man exhibitions at the Basel Art Fair in Switzerland, Art Chicago, New York Art Expo, Frankfurt Book Fair, Amsterdam Art Fair, Tefaf Art and Antiques Fair Maastricht and is represented by prestigious galleries in Amsterdam, Paris, Denmark, Italy, New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and around the United States.  In 2007, Michael was the guest of honor and featured artist in the international show “Venus and the Female Intuition,” exhibited in Denmark andHolland .  Also in 2007, Michael Parkes’ work inspired a contemporary ballet production by Scorpius Dance Theater of Phoenix, where his art came alive in the ballet’s sets and characters.

Place in Art History

John Russell Taylor, art critic for the London Times and art contributor to The New York Times, says:  “Compare [Parkes] with even the best of them, such as Mobius of Theo van den Boogaard, and the difference is immediately apparent.  His technique is more painterly, his imagination much less tied within the confines of narrative.  In fact, narrative is the last thing one thinks of, confronted with one of Parkes’ images.  Parkes, like Alma-Tadema, has developed outstanding skill in the rendering of veined marble and the textures of various fabrics as they cling to or fall from the curves of his remote yet inviting female figures.”

“With Parkes we may be reminded, now of some Victorian, now of Botticelli, now of Tiepolo, now (though much more infrequently) of Goya.  But all of these, though Parkes has undoubtedly observed them, have been absorbed into an entirely modern sensibility.  If we were looking for a twentieth-century stalking horse, we might well look to Surrealists like Dali and Magritte.”

“There is one important distinction, however.  In Surrealism, there is always a sense of stress and [the] blues beneath the smooth and soigné surface.  Maybe there was a touch of that in Parkes at the beginning of his latest phase: the clowns and dwarfs could seem threatening, not all the animals had their claws safely sheathed.  But Parkes always seemed to be at least hankering after calm and tranquility, and in his latest works he has achieved it.”

Personal History

Parkes could draw even before he could read and write.  He was an only child, raised in Canalou ,Missouri , a typical American Midwest town in the fifties.  He attended art school where he met the woman, artist and musician to whom he remains married more than three decades later, Maria Sedoff.  Parkes taught college level Art History as the young couple made their way in the Vietnamera.  Parkes has been a serious and lifelong student of spirituality and esoterica. Together in the 1970's, Michael and Maria set off on a spiritual journey where they found excellent teachers and a lifelong passion for India .  Returning to Spain soon after their only daughter was born, Michael and Maria worked together to form a financially stable venture in art, beginning with humbly making and selling leather belts to tourists to achieving the internationally prestigious recognition as a master that Parkes enjoys today.  Parkes remains humble and as much like your favorite neighbor as the sage weaver of myth and dreams whom we know through his art.  Ultimately forming a publishing company to independently represent his art work, Michael and Maria now live and work in Spain .  Swan King International is now Parkes’ exclusive publisher and distributor of his creative works. 

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