The First Day Ashore
by Michael Southern

Jan 5 - Feb 6, 2015

The Harbor and the Sea
oil on paper mounted on board
(more images)



Known as both a printmaker and painter, Michael Southern has recently been exploring the subjects of classical paintings: figures who inhabit romantic, glowing landscapes. He is inspired by the works of such Baroque painters as Titian and Rubens, and by an exploration of mythology and classical themes.  These paintings exist outside of time, in an imaginary realm, based on Southern’s memories of landscapes he has experienced in places as far flung as New Zealand, Oregon, and the East Coast.

Southern studied printmaking at Amherst College and received his MFA from the University of Georgia in Athens. He teaches at PCC Rock Creek.

Please join us for an artist’s talk on Wednesday, January 14th at 12:30 PM in the Helzer Art Gallery, Building 3.

The Rock Creek gallery is open Monday- Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The gallery is located in Building 3 of the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College at 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland.

For more information contact Prudence Roberts at

Prudence Roberts
Director, Helzer Art Gallery



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