Michael Workman – Artwork & Bio of the American Painter

Michael Workman is an American born in 1959 in Utah. Michael grew up on a farm in Highland, Utah and the impact of his upbringing is evident in his artworks. Workman received formal art education at Brigham Young University, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Drawing and Painting in 1992.

To finance his studies, Workman worked as an architectural illustrator, learning the importance of discipline and commitment to his development. This period of employment also reflects in Michael’s paintings, as he employs architectural designs and patterns. Workman settled on a choice of subject matter while in graduate school, reminiscing his childhood.

Workman’s style and artworks have won acclaim widely, nationally and internationally. His paintings are highly sought-after due to their simple nature – people that are not artistically inclined can enjoy and understand the beauty of his landscapes. He has appeared in various publications, such as Art Talk and Southwest Art.

Workman currently lives in Spring City with his family – his wife and five children. He has participated in several exhibitions in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Michael started his painting career aiming to show off the world’s beauty, and the artist has so far succeeded. He is still actively creating and showcasing beautiful pieces.

What is Michael Workman Known For?

Michael Workman is known for painting landscapes and farm scenes with oil on canvas. Michael creates a unique form of beauty in his paintings using expert applications of light, texture, and color to create dreamy effects. Workman uses a restricted palette of colors and accurately depicts the effects of light.

What Art Movement is Michael Workman Associated With?

Michael Workman is associated with the Impressionism art movement.

Michael Workman Artwork

Below are some of the artworks of Michael Workman



Cottonwoods Near Helmsville


Red Tags


Dutch Farm II


A Big Old Red and White Hereford Bull


And Come Home in the Evening I


And Come Home in the Evening II


Black Willow Sketch


Early Spring Landscape


El Saguaro


End of the Road, Helper


Helper August


Late Autumn


Loafer Mountain in May


Morning, Bennie Creek




Spring City Sheds and Stuff


Summer Cloud


Village, South Africa