Michael Anthony Hughes was born on November 24, 1951 in Santa Monica, California.
He was drawn to art through an art history class. He worked in business remaining a weekend artist for his entire adult life. Currently living in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California with his wife, Carole Ann, who has been his muse for the past fifty years.
For years he painted in a turn of the century tankhouse, hence the name, Tankhouse Art.com.
Michael is a self-taught colorist using acrylic and oil in a mixed media format.
His use of wood and reflective metals on a wood frame is unique. The concept of working with elements in two distinctive styles of art: Christian art with people, faces and gold; Moslem art with geometric patterns of precision beauty made irregular with different colors and sizes.