Michael Newberry

Yay! Off to France soon! Pastel Art Workshop with Provence Art Experience, April 28 – May 7, 2019. We’ve filled four spots, we can accommodate three more students. Itinerary


Here are examples of my pastel work.



Coinciding with  9/11 Newberry began writing art criticism critical of Postmodern art theory and pointing towards an alternative aesthetics of new evolutionary elements in figurative art. Read more …


Starting in 2003 Newberry began blogging art tutorials ranging from basics to highly advanced like Composition in One Easy Lesson and True Lies: Warp Negative Space. Read more…


Michael Newberry, b. 1956, is an American neo-romanticist painter based in Idyllwild, California. He blends a variety of influences, notably Rembrandt and the French Impressionists. His major works are typically life-sized canvases. His works are collected by internationally renowned people such as designer Chan Luu and philosopher Stephen Hicks. Read more …

Studio Collection

From sketches to definitive works these pieces are available. See more…


What triggers creativity? What is it about art that is evolutionary? What’s the story with postmodern art? These are some of the questions I muse about on my blog. One piece is First They Came for Black, (Jan, ’19) is about modernist and post modernist reduction of painting until it disappeared from the higher reaches of the art world. Recent art articles and commentary. Read more…

Social Media

Reddit has some very healthy engagement with drawers and painters, primarily group based, I have gotten a warm reception there.