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Michael Israel

Updated on October 15, 2015

Touched - by a Friend

"When I'm painting, it's like I'm transported to this place. I call it 'The Zone.' It's like Zen. Time stops."

-- Michael Israel

I've seen this kind of thing (Performance Painter art shows) done before, but not in such an exciting way! Michael Israel's performance art is very inspiring to watch! I'd say if you had to categorize his artwork it would be contemporary art, but that is minimizing the whole effect. I enjoy the process of watching the canvas begin to take shape, but getting to watch Michael artistically design the piece is just as much a part of the "art by Michael" as is the canvas art in the finished product. You own an experience - a memory of the speed painter, the jumping and moving painter, creating art in concert. Couple that with the music and his beautiful enthusiasm, and you are part of a really compelling and awe inspiring performance.

I really appreciate that he is so willing to share so much of his talent on You Tube, and to create so many special works to create awareness and raise money for so many different causes. According to his biography, Michael spent so much of his time and talent during his early years giving to charitable causes, his studio went completely broke. With the help of some good people, he was back performing soon. I am proud to share this country with such a beautiful soul!

Einstein - Israel
Einstein - Israel

About the Performance Artist

Art in Concert

Michael was born in New York in the 60's and moved to Florida as a child. He lived there with his mother on a houseboat, and traveled with his father around the country with his father. He started studying Karate at age 8, and was Grand National champion by the time he was 17 years old.

Perhaps it was a combination of these experiences which helped Michael to imagine such an awesome life as has made for himself as "Art in Concert".


Thought I was not able to verify it, this painting has a special story to it. I won't mention here because it might be a spoiler. Very touching.

Praise for Michael

His ability to translate the true

meaning of our organization

onto canvas was amazing.

The work he spontaneously

created on stage of original

art pieces made the crowd

go crazy

Sherrye McBryde - Susan G. Komen Foundation, Arkansas

Road to Recovery - Soldier Performance

Michael the Martial Artist

Michael the Martial Artist
Michael the Martial Artist

Michael's art falls somewhere between magic and a virtual reality ride as images appear to leap right off the canvas.

Gail Davis

Gail Davis & Associates, Inc

The Michael Israel Show

What About Us

Performance artist Michael Israel holds brushes used in painting his work "What about Us," a painting for the Friends of the Fishermen Fund
Performance artist Michael Israel holds brushes used in painting his work "What about Us," a painting for the Friends of the Fishermen Fund

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What do you think of Performance Art - Have you seen Michael Perform?

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      absolutelycreat 4 years ago

      Thank s KarenKay to introduce " Michael Israel " It is toughing. He is Great Artist. ( Good music too. )

      Thanks Kim. I saw this Video from " God Bless America " Lee Greenwood.

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      Karen Kay 5 years ago from Jackson, MS

      @anonymous: So glad you approve Michael! Thanks for being such an awesome artist and entertainer!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thx nice summary - michael israel

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I've seen some really cool stuff like this on - check it out!

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      A friend just sent me a link to Michael's "Hero" video. I'm featuring your lens on my Lee Greenwood: "God Bless the USA" lens.