Cheek was born and raised in a small mountain town in North Carolina
called Boone. At an early age he remembers having an interest in art. It wasn't
until 1983 that he took his first painting course at a local community
college. After taking the course, he devoted a lot of time developing his
own style and techniques. He is now a member of TEAM, which is an independent
group of art teachers from all across the country, who specialize in all
mediums and various styles of art. Michael has taught at National Conventions and has been featured in national magazines such as; Paint Works, The Decorative Painters, Interactive Artist, Painting E-zine, Pixelated Palette and most recent, Painting World magazine.
Here are the links to those magazines:
The Decorative Painters
Painting World Magazine
style and techniques can be learned very easily. For anyone who
has never painted before, they are able to complete a painting, start
to finish in just one sitting. Michael's
goal is to help as many people possible realize if they have a dream,
they too can be a successful artist.
currently lives in Taylorsville, NC. where he continues
to teach local workshops and classes. If you would be interested in Michael coming to your area to conduct a workshop, please email for more information.