Michael McConnell was born in Michigan, where he used to watch squirrels from the front window. He studied art at the Columbus College of Art & Design, with an emphasis in lithography and painting. After graduating from CCAD, he packed up a U-Haul and drove across country to the Bay Area, where he now lives in San Francisco. Focusing mainly on painting and drawing Michael has continued observing how we are connected to animals and the integral role they play in our lives. If not in his studio, you can find Michael drinking coffee at his shop in the Mission District, dancing, or playing light sabers with his family.