Michael Somerscales


Welcome to the website of Michael Somerscales featuring some of my current Artwork. The site also includes a brief resume and contact information. The Album section is sorted into Recent Abstract Paintings, Large and Small, and an Archive containing pertinent work done in student days. It is shown for comparative purposes. For a number of years I painted representational work, but these are not included except in the Miscellaneous category which is essentially a chronology of personal memorabilia.

To view the images is a simple matter of clicking the area of interest and double clicking to enlarge. The site has recently been reprogrammed and expanded by my nephew, Joseph Cerizo, to whom I am extremely grateful. Enjoy the show.

Artist Resume


Born 1943, Derbyshire, England.

     Immigrated to America 1964

     Lived in New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, and St. Louis, MO 

     Served in US Army 1965-1967 

     Married 1970, 5 children and 9 grandchildren 

     Currently residing in Portland, OR 



     Stanford University,  Palo Alto,  CA    MFA in painting.  Teaching Assistantship.

     University of California, Berkeley, CA  BA in art.   Phi Beta Kappa.



     2006    UNIVERSITY OF QUINCY, IL   Solo Exhibition.

     2005    WEBSTER GROVES, MO   Annual outdoor juried show.  1st place.

     2004    ST LOUIS ARTISTS GUILD   "Explorations in Oil and Acrylic"  Fred Werle Memorial Prize.

     2003    ST LOUIS ARTISTS GUILD   "Meet Me in St Louis"   Fred and Mildred Carpenter Prize.

     1995    VILLAGE GALLERIES OF MAUI, Hawaii.   Solo Exhibition.

     1995    ART ST LOUIS, St Louis, MO  Honors Award." Juried show, Ten selected artists.

     1994    METROPOLITAN SQUARE, St Louis, MO  Solo show sponsored by Boody Fine Arts.

     1994    ART ST LOUIS, St Louis, MO  "Art St Louis X."  Juried show.  Honorable Mention.

     1994    ART ST LOUIS, St Louis, MO  Painted Surface."   Juried show.

     1994    ART ST LOUIS, St Louis, MO  "Urban Landscape."  

     1992    HUI NO' EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, Maui, Hawaii.  "Hawaiian Landscape."  Juried show.

     1992    BOODY FINE ARTS,  St Louis, MO   Gallery artists group show.

     1991    BOODY FINE ARTS,  St Louis, MO     Gallery relocation exhibit.

     1990    C NOHR GALLERY,  St Louis, MO   Selected artists group show.

     1987    C NOHR GALLERY,  St Louis, MO   Anniversary group show.

     1983    'ART AFFAIR.' Clayton, MO  Juried outdoor exhibit.  Honorable Mention.

     1975    STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Palo Alto, CA  "Master's Thesis Exhibition."

     1973    WORTH RYDER GALLERY,  U.C. Berkeley, CA  "Graduation Show"

     1973    YMCA, Berkeley, CA   Student Invitational.


     Adams Mark Hotels,  Jacksonville, FL

     American General Insurance CO,  St Louis, MO

     Dollar General Stores,  Nashville, TN

     Form Systems Inc,  St Louis, MO

     KPMG Peat Marwick, Cleveland, OH


     Three large scale murals  (10' x 36',  10' x 43' and 10'x 75') painted for the American Airlines     

     Reservations Office in St Louis.