Michael lives in Pitman and has been a visual artist for more than 30 years. He’s inspired by the natural landscape and has broadened his scope with paintings of urban street scenes and the human figure. Schweigart states, “I’m always interested in new subject matter to challenge and expand my visual horizons. No matter what I decide to represent it’s my intention to imbue the work with depth and mood, as well as, create believable paintings. The underlying abstract shapes that are the foundation for my work are accentual to the naturalistic qualities many have come to identify with my work.” He has been exhibiting his paintings in galleries and museums throughout New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City. His paintings are published in books and magazines, have won numerous awards and are included in many public and private collections. Michael is a graduate of Rowan University and teaches Art at Rowan College at Gloucester County. To see more, visit www.michaelschweigart.com.