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About Michael Ivy

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, I'm a high school Art teacher by profession, making artwork around my job. I'm an alumnus of Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State) where I received a BFA in Studio Art in 1997. I have been teaching Art in public schools ever since. For the last couple of years, I have taken on the role of the Visual Arts team lead at Pflugerville ISD’s brand new Weiss High School. My current classes include Art 1, Art 2 Drawing and Pre-AP Drawing. I am excited about this opportunity to build an Art program from the ground up!

For me, Art is a passion and a hobby as well as a profession. As an Art teacher, I am continuing to learn and grow as an artist: there are always new insights to gain, techniques to try and ideas explore--my learning never stops! My artwork tends to be either surreal or abstract, is often eccentric and covers a variety of styles. I'm also a huge geek, unashamedly allowing my interests to sometimes influence my work. My preferred media are acrylics, stick and ink, charcoal and ball-point pen. Among my influences are Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keefe, Edward Gorey, M.C. Escher and Charles Schulz.

I live in Austin with my husband two very spoiled dogs.

images from the mind of a geeky high school Art teacher