By Candace T. Botha (Sarasota Pet Magazine)
Imagine standing before a blank canvas with a paint brush in your hand. You have never taken an art lesson, nor have you had any formal education to learn either the skills needed to mix and blend paints or the strokes that are essential in bringing an image to life. And yet, somehow, standing before that canvas, an innate talent begins to unfold, and the brush expertly glides across the surface as you masterfully create works of art that are admired by many and appreciated by all. And so it is for Michael Vistia, an accomplished, Mid Western born artist, who is the "founder and creator" of this colorful and refreshing style of Painting. When viewing a painting from his ever-evolving collection of art, it is, quite simply, unforgettable. Rich, vibratory colors, bold with fluid black lines, playful in composition and dramatic in interpretation. It is not surprising to see why devotees around the globe have declared that the pieces painted by Michael Vistia have the power to “raise the vibration of any room.”For Michael, his seemingly instinctive skills are anything but. As an ardent believer in “gifts” brought with us from past lives, he is certain that his talent has evolved through many past lifetimes. In this life, however, the talent he has groomed through decades of self-instruction has an added and unmistakable dimension. “Talent,” he says, “is simple". "It’s all about loving what you do.” For this grounded man who always has been an entrepreneur, who has built a successful and contented life by immersing himself in his art, love is the core of every word spoken and every action taken. “For me", paintings are a bridge to share magical moments that are pure,” Michael says. “I love interacting with people, and painting always enabled me to connect and communicate with others, with a smile and love that is from the heart.” In fact, there isn’t a time in his life that Michael cannot remember using art as a means of communication. “As a young boy, my very first interest was painting,” he remembers. “I started to communicate through drawing, before I even began speaking. "When people see my art, I want them to smile, to feel good and become inspired to create beauty in their own lives, through following one's own excitement anything is possible. "It's not about fame," Michael continues. " It's simply about sharing joyful moments with others!"