Michael Cassidy

A truly artistic masterpiece must get it’s point across clearly, quickly and memorably. The artistic philosophy should carry the message of the artist.

Michael Cassidy in Tahiti

Michael Cassidy in Tahiti

Using the aforementioned quote as a guide, Michael Cassidy has produced numerous artistic masterpieces. One of the leading talents in South Pacific, Native American and Western art, Michael Cassidy has gained fame for capturing the essence of life in the tropics to the western plains and scenic western mountain ranges.

Currently his art is among the most collectible in these genres. The emotional backdrop of surfing, travel, faith and family are deeply ingrained in each stroke.

Mr. Cassidy’s paintings begin in the mind, and are followed by tedious research on his subjects. Next, he’ll spend weeks in a tropical destination or traveling some of the great western plains and mountain ranges collecting imagery through sketches and photography.
This culminates with several months in the studio, plying his wet on wet technique until the essence of the land and the people emerge in an unparalleled representation of paradise or our earlier western heritage and native american culture.

Combining natural talent, seven years in art school, a twenty year career in commercial illustration, and a perfectionist’s work ethic with the finest materials, Michael Cassidy, nonetheless, believes that his paintings are a pale imitation of what the Creator has gifted mankind with.

His prayers, good wishes and Aloha accompany each piece.


Peter Orsatti