Michael Ethridge began his career in
Wynne, Arkansas, under the capable tutelage of his mother, who was an accomplished
wildlife and still artist.
Michael’s love for what he does is reflected in his paintings. Most of the
pieces Michael creates are abstract, in bold and vibrant colors. Many are painted on large canvases. He is currently featured in galleries in six states.
Michael's artwork was recently featured in the movie Nothing But the Truth, starring Kate Beckinsale.
His biggest venture to date has been a commission
to paint a series of luxury grand pianos for the Baldwin Piano Company. His
first grand, Beauty in B Minor, sold to an international dealer within 15
minutes, and he has been busily painting more pianos since then.
Michael's art has also been featured in national magazines such as
Art Business News, Artists and Galleries of the South, and At Home in Arkansas, in addition to many local and regional publications.
When he is not painting, Michael plays piano professionally. He has played on Carnival Cruise Line ships, in a Memphis area production of Damn Yankees, on The Nashville Network, and in a popular Mid-South dance band.