Rob Gonsalves (1959 – 2017)
Hello National Wildlife Fine Art Community,
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we are reaching out to let you know our dear friend and artist, Rob Gonsalves has left this world.
Rob shared his art with the world, but more importantly he gave us the gift of imagination, creativity and a new way of looking at the everything around us. He shared with us joy, adventure and play. No matter the age, culture, background or knowledge of art someone had, he was able to create art that was able to reach out, communicate, inspire and touch so many. He was a rare soul and the world has lost an incredible human being today.
Rob's legacy will continue to live on in his magical art as well as in our hearts.
Rest peacefully Rob. You will be missed.
The National Wildlife Family
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Michael Flohr is best known for his urban impressionism. His atmospheric street scenes are brilliantly composed with bold color applications.
Michael Flohr grew up in Lakeside, California, a rural area outside San Diego where his parents owned an auto repair business. At a young age it was found he suffered from dyslexia. As a result, his parents arranged tutoring consisting of math, reading, and best of all, art classes, where he excelled. He attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, experimenting with all disciplines and styles. In his final year he was accepted into the prestigious New York Society of Illustrators, joining such luminaries as Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish. He took his degree in 2000. Three of his student works were selected for exhibition at San Francisco’s M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park, the city’s oldest public art museum.
Michael Flohr has traveled extensively in Europe and while in Rome, a candlelit exhibition of Monet’s work left a lasting impression, which can be seen in art pieces.