Chelsea Painters

Michael Dority

Sandy's Bunkhouse | Oil on Panel | 12x16" | Michael Dority
Sandy’s Bunkhouse

Michael Dority grew up in down east Maine and first came to Michigan in the early 80s for his undergraduate education. Following several years, living in Ecuador, he returned to Maine for his graduate education, and then eventually moved back to Michigan to work as a research microbiologist.

Throughout all of this time, one constant was his interest in drawing. He came into the world of painting late but finds oil paint to be his preferred medium for exploring light, color, and line. His favorite subjects are the common scenes and objects of normal life, and the stories therein.

Michael has attended workshops with Terry Miura, Greg LaRock, and Tim Horn and is a member of the Huron River Art Collective as well as the Chelsea Painters. Honors include awards for drawing (University of Michigan Gifts of Art Program) and for his plein air work (Paint Dexter).

Email Michael at: dority.michael (at)