Born in Whittier, California in 1954 and reared in the Orange County area, Michael Slaght is a fourth generation Southern Californian. Having shown artistic abilities from an early age, his formal art training began at Fullerton College and culminated at the highly acclaimed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

      Noted for his realistic depictions on a variety of subject matter including paintings of rock landscapes, koi fish, and his latest still lifes of sweet edible delights from the bakery. Slaght has mastered the technique of rendering his varied subject matter by creating subtle nuances of surface texture and color through the use of multiple layered acrylic washes on canvas, paper, metal and masonite.

      Slaght’s paintings can be found in private as well as corporate collections worldwide as well as in motion pictures such as Legally Blond II, and popular television shows Brothers and Sisters, The Will and Grace Show, and Friends.