Df Michael was born and grew up in the suburbs of Rome, Italy, where he studied classical piano, jazz composition and learned oil painting from an uncle.
His parents were blue collars worker that lived through World War II and taught Df that in life you have to fight for what you want.
Later, because of a surgery to his right hand, moved to the tenor sax and performed for many years as a session musician with many jazz and pop bands.
Relocated to the USA and started playing the electric guitar after his brother, who is a renowned guitar maker, gave him a custom-made guitar (model 2004 Korby) as a gift.
The move to the US was not easy, and Df learned, among the other things, graphic design and web development and became an independent consultant as a stable way to support his music.
For some time Df almost gave up on the idea of pursuing a music career, but his wife Paola really motivated him to never give up and so finally Df gets back to music with a lot of energy and finally releases his new album “Dances And Walks” in 2009.
I’m currently producing about 2-3 paintings per week, all oil, using different techniques. Sometimes “all prima” (wet-on-wet), sometimes mixing brush and painting knife, sometimes only dry brush. I’m also drawing a lot to refine my drawing skills and understanding of color by following some great painters of our present like Robert Hagan, Igor Saharov, Richard Robinson.
Please checkout my shop on Etsy.com. In my shop you will find small and large canvas paintings, impressionist landscape and seascape scenes with or without figures and even some abstract paintings. Please contact me If you have a custom request for a painting!
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