Michael Tavares attended Henry Ford Community College studying design. Well that didn’t work out. I ended up working delivery driving for UPS till I retired after a forty year career. I did keep painting in the studio with acrylics the whole time. After retiring in discovered Plein Air painting and fell in love i. t. I’ve been painting regularly for the last few years since retirement. I enjoy these paintout events and enter many every year. I did place second in the emerging artists category at last year’s Dexter Paintout. Enjoy the Art.