Michael MacOlive was trained in Fine Art at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Since then, this multi-disciplinary artist has worked in several fields of art including theater, design, make-up art as well as classical and contemporary fine art. 

Artworks include paintings, drawings and sculputral pieces as well as printmaking. Taking inspiration from nature, Michael's paintings attempt to emulate the movements and light-reflective properties of water. When viewing the paintings from different angles a dance of light is made possible by the artists use of contrasting finishes in the paint sometimes intertwined with a delicate application of metal leaf.

Michael's latest series of drawings is a charcoal celebration of the female form titled "Venusian Figures", inspired by the famous Neolithic and Paleolithic Venus figurines such as the Venus of Willendorf, and classical Greek sculpture such as the Venus de Milo.

Michael is currently available for commissions.