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Irvine Artist Donating an Oil Painting to Help Cancer Research


Michael Harrison has had the opportunity to do what most of us only dream about. He’s been able to follow three very different career paths. Born in England, Michael moved to Irvine in 1994 to work as the divisional director for the Irvine-based company Allergan.

In 1999, he left the corporate world to become a painter. For nearly 20 years, Michael’s artwork was exhibited at the Laguna Beach arts festival. His pieces can be found in private collections in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia.

In 2017, Michael decided to stretch his artistic wings a bit further by penning his first book, Teenage Millionaire, which followed a nerdy English teenager moving to Irvine with big ideas. The following year, Michael released the first book in his Artu series. Artu follows the unlikely friendship between a student and an adorable rat who team up to do good. The books are silly and sweet while teaching kids — and all of us — important lessons about being kind and compassionate.

Now, Michael wants to donate one of his oil paintings — valued around $1,900 — to benefit cancer research. The painting of a French village, entitled L’Auberge, measures 36” x 24” on a gallery wrapped canvas, which means there is no need for a frame.

For a $500 donation to cancer research, Michael will give you the painting.

To learn more about this generous offer, email Michael at michaelharrison749@gmail.com or visit his website by clicking here.

ICNV Staff


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