Michael SecrestMichael Secrest is a Columbus artist, living in Italian Village in the Short North. He received his BFA in painting from The Ohio State University in 1972. Originally from eastern Ohio, Michael came to Columbus for university and stayed, working at OSU in physical facilities and then as a union steward until retirement. In 1980 he, and his wife Maria Galloway, opened pm gallery - now the oldest gallery in the Short North Arts District. He continues to paint and this image is from his latest series on Goodale Park. He is drawn to the colors of Fall and the saturated colors of Spring. His abstract paintings often use the same palette and textures. This is Mr. Secrest's second temporary mural, his first being a fall painting of Dawes Arboretum in the inaugural Short North mural series.
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