by Brett O. Parson
Michael Bingham grew up in the farmlands of Southeastern Idaho within sight of the majestic Teton Mountains. As a child, he was surrounded by the beauties of nature and now yields credit to the great outdoors as his main source of inspiration. Bingham finds beauty in all things — in people, animals, and landscape. He also believes that this “beauty” has helped to instill in him a passion for art and creation.
Bingham, a graduate of the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, has been painting professionally for more than twenty years and has had much success. His fine art paintings can be found in several galleries across the country and in many private collections. He was recently selected to show 12 of his original paintings in the Olympic Organizing Committee headquarters during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City Utah.
Last year, Bingham, his wife, Suzanne, and their seven children, moved to Logan after living in Kansas City for 12 years where he painted as a full-time illustrator for Hallmark Cards, Inc. Bingham wanted to follow his dream of creating an art school that would allow rising artists to learn from pro- fessionals. Today, this dream has come true as professional artists from around the world are coming to Bingham’s art school, Paint Utah, to present their authentic style during art-skills seminars, to teach participants how to fine-tune their individual skills, and to inspire creativity.
Bingham says inspiring creativity is the power behind Paint Utah due to its location in Logan — where people travel to get away from the rest of the world. Among the many mountains and valleys of Northern Utah, one can regroup and relax as part of this wonderland of beauty and splendor.
Bingham continues to paint professionally and can be found presiding over his school of artists in Logan, Utah.
For more information about Michael Bingham or Paint Utah, go to
www.paintutah.com, or call (435) 750-5066.