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Michael Cahill originally grew up in Southern California, but his passion for painting, history, mythology, and the exploration of far off places has taken him all over the world. Michael's love of reading anything he could find started at a young age, and through reading he felt compelled to draw and paint the images that his imagination was creating. Inspired by the stories of pirates, great explorers, adventurers, fantasy books, science fiction characters, and everything in between led him to paint all the time in order to show others what he was seeing.
Jumping forward in time, Michael was at university working on his economics degree, when he was contacted by a small visual FX studio that had seen his artwork and wanted to bring him onboard to help with their Visiual FX workload. That moment was all it took to change his direction, and Michael never looked back.
Now having spent 20 years working on award winning projects as an Art Director, Illustrator and Production Designer for some of the biggest media companies in the world (Warner Brothers, Microsoft, and Nintendo) he's begung to branch out into the world of art licensing. His first series of paintings to be released by The Mountain® are based on his love of personas. Wouldn't it be fascinating to be a Viking? or Explorer?
Currently Michael resides in Queensland, Australia with his family. When he is not painting he enjoys surfing, exploring his new homeland, and hanging out on the back deck with his two wild kookaburras.
Some of his current work and upcoming releases can be previewed at his website: www.michaelcahill.com
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