O r i g i n a l P a t t e r n s
S u r f a c e D e s i g n F i n e A r t A r t E d u c a t i o n
' The New York Borough Opposite Manhattan ' , (2013) Book Cover Design Corel Draw Digital Print
(2012) Adobe Illustrator - Pattern for Stationery and Fabric Design
Michael Houliston is considered to be a Surface Designer as well as a
Fine Artist, and Art Instructor with a passion for traditional and digital design.
I am proud to showcase several years of my craft involving traditional Drawing & Composition, along with my Original Patterns that I continue to draw for print in stationery and designs geared towards Textiles. There are numerous images to explore here and I am gratified to display them on my website.
(2012) Wallpaper Concept for Bathroom Print
Original Pattern Creations & Surface Design
CAD- Adobe Illustrator Stationery Design for Printed Consumer Products
The website profiles and showcases more than a decade of selected pieces that comprise a combination of Fine Art, Surface Design, Graphic Design, and Illustration. All works (but not limited to) that you see were executed between January of 2000 to present. There is a substantial body of work which was done prior to this period in the 1990's which was photographed and made into slide format. A lot of those will be converted over to digital format within the next month. As you explore my website, you will get a feeling for my versatility in two-dimensional design, my passion for both realistic subject matter, and the abstract within the Fine Art medium of Drawing, to the capabilities of rich surface design and my zeal for creating patterns in developing digital stationery for numerous consumer products to be marketed in print and fabric.
I would like to pay tribute to the following individuals who have been of profound influence towards me dating back to the years (1987-1991) as I perceive them to have been important mentors and highly talented visual artists;
Richard Fuller, friend and professor of Textile Design & Art Education with an M.A. from the New York University Tisch School.
Karl O. Neuroth- Professor/Printmaker/Painter- (MFA, Tyler School of Art)
Dr. Bill Sterling- Art History/2-D Design (M.A. , William & Mary)
Berenice D'Vorzon- Art Instructor/Printmaker in Soho, NYC- (BFA, Parsons School of Design)
(2012) Pattern for Ceramic Tile Floor/Wall Covering