Michael’s website



    Born in Connecticut, raised on New England, Gellatly, is living and working in Upstate New York. A maker of things in many forms, he has exhibited throughout New England and New York in both solo and group shows. A recipient of a national Endowment for the Arts grant, a Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant, and numerous state Individual Artist Grants from CT and MA. He has been the recipient of several full fellowships at both the Vermont Studio Center, and the Millay Artist Colony, NY and was granted a two year project-residency at the Deering Estate, Miami, FL. Along with this life-long adventure as a creative, Gellatly has been working as a freelance illustrator for the past 25 years, while also teaching art intermittently throughout the years to every academic level and to all ages.

One of my favorite projects


One of my favorite projects Wave OF Escape Of Hope OF is a painting recently done. It's oil on paper, 48h x 204w inches. The thing for me in working across such length and time, pictorially, is that it gives birth to so much more imagery and ideas for more paintings.

There's a lot of drawing and painting in this piece, and the way I see it, drawing feeds imagery/painting feeds painting. I'm in good company.


During this year’s ARTmostNY event



During the ARTmost tour this year, I'll be working on small oil paintings, combining abstract and natural elements.