Announcing the release of my 2nd Limited Edition Print: ROWAN

07 Jul '14

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Sight Beyond Sight: The Wild Unknown

Exhibit at Arch Enemy Arts Gallery

Sight Beyond Sight at Arch Enemy Arts

Sight Beyond Sight is an exciting new exhibition presented by Arch Enemy Arts located in Philadelphia. The show features brand new and original works by myself, Edith Lebeau, Naoto Hattori, 100taur, Aof Smith, Chris Leib, David Natale, Peca, Scott Kirschner, and Veks Van Hillik.

Sight Beyond Sight takes a unique look at the world to come, focusing on a mysterious and esoteric look at the future – a journey into the unknown. When I think of the future and the unknown, I feel a simultaneous mixture of hope and fear. The birth of a new and wild unknown can be exciting and terrifying. And what better way to exemplify that than with an actual new life? To me there is nothing more filled with possibility and promise. So here is my new piece for Sight Beyond Sight…

The Wild Unknown by Michael Shapcott
The Wild Unknown
16″ x 20″
Graphite/Acrylic/Oil on Canvas


Arch Enemy Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
July 11th – August 31st 2014


Friday, July 11th from 6 pm – 10 pm

The Wild Unknown (detail) by Michael Shapcott

Preview the show and check the availability of artwork HERE.

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08 Jun '14



Limited Edition Print No. 2 - ROWAN

My first ever Limited Edition print was released to Kickstarter backers only as an exclusive part of my Drawing a Drawing 365 project. (It was of my painting Halcyon Days.) Being my first L.E. print release, it was a valuable experience that gave me insight into the printing process and thankfully allowed me to produce what I feel is a beautiful reproduction of the original painting. What’s better is that I am now able to duplicate this process for future high-quality prints…. like this one!

Rowan Limited Edition Print by Michael Shapcott

I am happy to announce that my 2nd ever L.E. print is now available!


Size: 11×14
Limited Edition Run of 30 Prints

Fine quality archival print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper that will last for many years to come. Each print is hand-cut, signed and numbered, includes a Certificate of Authenticity, and is placed in a cellophane sleeve for additional preservation.


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  • Deadline to enter is Thursday, June 12th at 7pm EST.
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  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Thursday evening on this post.
  • I will contact the winner through email to let them know & to get shipping info.

Thank you and good luck!!

*For those who’d simply like to purchase one of these prints, please visit my order page HERE. Thanks!



Thanks so much to everyone who entered! I really enjoyed reading the wonderful comments! You guys are all amazing but unfortunately there can only be ONE winner.  And they are…


Congratulations Alison!

(I’ve emailed you to get shipping details.)

14 Feb '14

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PRISMA Collective’s 2nd Annual Group Show at WWA

So back in 2011, awesomely talented artist (and really great guy) Kaspian Shore brought me into an international collective of thirty incredible artists who work in a wide domain of mediums including painting, digital art, drawing, illustration and sculpture. I am honored to be a part of the PRISMA Collective and I’m excited to announce that this February we are kicking off our 2nd Annual Group Show at WWA Gallery in Culver City, CA!

Here is my piece for the show…

Rowan by Michael Shapcott
11″ x 14″
Graphite/Acrylic/Oil on Canvas


WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA
Feb 15th – March 15th, 2014


Saturday, Feb 15th from 7 pm – 10 pm

Hope you can make it out!!


*For those interested, my original painting Rowan is now available at my store HERE. I have also released a Limited Edition print run of 30 and those are available HERE. Please email me at if you have any questions. Thanks!

- – UPDATE – -

It was announced that PRISMA’s show was WWA’s final Fine Art show. They will be refocusing their efforts into their sister gallery, the Wonderful World of Animation. I have enjoyed exhibiting with them and am sad to see the Fine Art Gallery close. Thanks to everyone at WWA for giving artists like me a great place to show their work. I wish you continued success with the Wonderful World of Animation and best of luck in all your future endeavors!

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09 Jan '14

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ArtistADay Guest Curator Spot

With 2400+ artists in the ArtistADay archives, they realized that it can be daunting to find your favorites. To help, they partnered with artists, gallery owners, collectors and curators by asking them to share their top five favorite artists on the site. I’m a big fan of ArtistADay and was honored when they asked me to contribute a collection.


View my artist picks and browse through more guest curators’ picks HERE.

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01 Jan '14

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Inspiration: Year of the Horse

Samurai on Horse, statue of Kusunoki Masashige, Tokyo, Japan, 14th century

Statue of Kusunoki Masashige, Tokyo, Japan 14th century

Leonardo da Vinci, Study of Horse and Rider, 1481

Leonardo da Vinci, Study of Horse and Rider, 1481

Albrecht Dürer Knight, Death and the Devil 1500s

Albrecht Dürer, Knight, Death and the Devil, 1500s

Eugene Joseph Verboeckhoven (1798-1881) A White Stallion in a Landscape

Eugene Joseph Verboeckhoven (1798-1881), A White Stallion in a Landscape

Eugene Fromentin, Voleurs de Nuit (Night Robbers) 1867

Eugene Fromentin, Voleurs de Nuit (Night Robbers), 1867

Edmund Dulac, Eldorado from The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe 1912

Edmund Dulac, Eldorado from The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe, 1912

Salvador Dali, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1946

Salvador Dali, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1946

Rene Magritte, The Blank Cheque, 1965

Rene Magritte, The Blank Cheque, 1965

Kay Nielsen, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Lad in Battle

Kay Nielsen, The Lad in Battle from East of the Sun and West of the Moon, 1976

Douwe Blumberg, Warhorse 1, 2008

Douwe Blumberg, Warhorse 1, 2008

Adrien Deggan Bucephalus and Alexander 2010

Adrien Deggan, Bucephalus and Alexander, 2010

Casey Weldon, Pony Show

Casey Weldon, Pony Show

Esao Andrews, White Horse, 2012

Esao Andrews, White Horse, 2012

Nimit Malavia, Better to be the Storm than the Sea

Nimit Malavia, Better to be the Storm than the Sea, 2012

Caitlin Hackett, Dead Horses 2013

Caitlin Hackett, Dead Horses, 2013

Looking for more inspiration?

View similar posts at Blog Category: Inspiration

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01 Dec '13

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The Moleskine Project III

I’m incredibly honored to be taking part in the third annual Moleskine Project, curated by PRISMA Artist Collective’s Rod Luff and Spoke Art director Ken Harman. This year there will be 70 international artists filling the gallery with framed Moleskine sketchbooks spread open to a double page. This is a show you certainly don’t want to miss! The Moleskine Project III opens December 5th and will be on view through December 21, 2013.   Here’s my piece for the show…

Loom (Moleskine) by Michael Shapcott (studio photo)
8 x 10
Graphite on Moleskine


Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
Dec 5th – Dec 21st, 2013


Thursday, December 5th from 6 pm – 10 pm


I can’t tell you how psyched I am to be part of this awesome line-up! View all of the works from this and previous Moleskine shows on Spoke Art’s site HERE.

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