Yeah! My art blog is now redesigned and ready to go.

For starters please read the first few posts as they will act as a great introduction.

My primary art website is ArtNeverSleeps.com

My photography website is JohnMichaelPhoto.smugmug.com

And I current sell art on ETSY and Saatchi Online

I’m going to try and update this blog regularly with a variety of articles about art (of course), my art, current projects, and whatever else seems to make sense or nonsense.

Click the follow button if you’d like.

Thanks for stopping by.


About John Michael

John Michael (JM) is an artist living and working in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona area. JM grew up in the Midwest USA, finally moving to Phoenix after studying Art and Architecture at the University of Minnesota and Iowa State University. Besides being an active painter/artist, JM was a professional photographer focusing on alternative portraiture and editorial photography. He felt very fortunate to have photographed many models, comedians, rock bands, professional speakers, corporate CEOs, and even the mayor of the city of St Paul, MN. As a result of his love for Architecture, Abstract Expressionists, Chinese calligraphy, and his photographic eye, JM’s abstract art combines strong structural and expressive elements in unique compositions.

JM has recently completed several important commissions for Interior Designers in Chicago, Altlanta, New York and Las Vegas. He has been written up in a variety of interior design blogs, has sold over 60 one-of-a-kind paintings in the past 3 years, has had his art projected on the walls of Times Square, and has been featured in a selection of “gestural art” on the Saatchi website. He’s even written and designed 8 volumes of a graphic novel series.

JM is a highly creative artist/photographer working in Abstract Expression/Gestural Art and Travel, Architectural, and Editorial Photography.

Inquiries can be made at
johnmichael (at) artneversleeps (dot) com


Number 935


Awesome! A year ago, the fabulous blog www.elementofstyleblog.com published a post about the new book ‘How to be Parisian’. In the post they talked about the Paris style (fashion, interior, etc)….and they used my painting (Number 935) as an example of Parisian Home Essentials – a Mix of Art.

Over the next 3 days, my Etsy store received 70+ visits from that blog post. And a collector from Mission Hills, KS, bought the painting, and it’s ready to ship. Wow! and thank you!

Here is the blog post : http://www.elementsofstyleblog.com/2014/12/27162.html#more-27162

My Etsy store : https://www.etsy.com/shop/edgecenter


The ART is ready to ship to it’s new owner.


The Easiest Photography Website Builder!

wordpressimage1I recently decided to look into using a website design service instead of building my own. I used to be a web designer, but there’s a lot of new bells and whistles for web design these days and I didn’t want to retrain myself. I’d rather concentrate on my art.

I looked at everyone’s program, but I settled on SmugMug. Why? Number one it was far easier to set up what I wanted. FAR EASIER! Some of the other companies offer nice website templates, but have difficult to understand customization. SmugMug was a snap to set up and if I had a question, they responded quickly.

Besides great tech support, SmugMug is also one of the least expensive.

Right now, if you are a new signup, YOU CAN GET A 20% DISCOUNT. Just click on this link….


Set up a trial website, see how easy it is and then order up the plan you want with a 20% discount.