Get to Know Michael Sean Piper
An artist who grew up in central NH, Michael now lives-- and creates art-- in a cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee. He has participated in numerous incarnations of the "TwinGeekz Artz Project", a creative endeavor of which he is a founding member, in which participants create a piece of art a week in their chosen medium over the course of a year.* He also undertook and completed a solo creative project called "The Art Scroll", a 56-foot long drawing created entirely in Sharpie over a four-year span.
Michael works in various media and styles, including but never limited to pen and ink, watercolor, alcohol marker, oil pastel, Sharpie sketches on napkins during meals out at local eateries, and-- his personal favorite-- cartooning. As he puts it, "I have a flair for the pen, and I sometimes even draw with one."
"My choice of medium is really about what strikes me at any given moment. I'll get a picture in my head and see it in a particular style or color, so I'll seek out the media that will best represent my vision. Other times-- especially with my intuitive pastel work-- I tend to let the moment take me, and the result is more spontaneous. The colors and patters are often representative of my emotions during the creation of the piece."
His art has been featured in local galleries, boutiques, and coffeehouses; he has designed beer can labels for a local brewery**; and his isometric maps are being included in a 5E / DCC RPG Boxed Set entitled, "Tournament of Pigs" currently on Kickstarter***. Original pieces and prints can also be purchased directly from the artist or through the online store.
*For more about the TwinGeekz Artz Project, please visit www.twingeekz.com/origins_of_tgap.htm,
** You can follow The Last Chair Brewery on Facebook-- and check out some pics of the beer can labels-- at www.facebook.com/thelastchairbrewery
***Visit the "Tournament of Pigs" page on Kickstarter to see Michael's maps featured in the description, right alongside art from one of his D&D idols, Russ Nicholson, and many other fantastic artists. You can also order your own copy of "Tournament of Pigs", which is now available at the Weird Works website.