Michael Obermeyer, a native Southern Californian, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from California State University, Long Beach. A twenty-year career in illustration included work for Walt Disney Studios, the Anaheim Angels, McDonnell Douglas, Coldwell Banker, and the United States Air Force. Because of his illustration background, Obermeyer is equally comfortable with painting landscapes and figures. Many of his paintings are in the U.S. Air Force Historical Art Collection at the Smithsonian Institute, and the Pentagon. Recently, Obermeyer received the Laguna Plein Air Invitational Collector’s Choice Award, the 2006 Crystal Cove Alliance First Place and Best of Cove Awards, and the Gold Medal at the Carmel Art Festival. Collectors include Marriott Hotels and Resorts, The Irvine Company, Taylor Woodrow Homes, and many corporate as well as private commissions. Obermeyer maintains his studio in Laguna Beach, California, where he is a regular exhibitor at the Festival of Arts.
Michael Obermeyer is an Artist Member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, and the Society of Illustrators, a Signature Member of the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association. He is a Signature Artist Member of the California Art Club.