Michael Coakes

There’s a French phrase ”Cherchez la femme”; look for the woman. Essentially it means a woman is the root cause for everything that happens and I found it to be true in my art. No potential subject could offer so much inspiration and be so universally captivating to

Since the time when I was a child, most of the people in my life were female. The one prominent exception was my maternal grandfather and he impressed it upon me that, among the important things in life, none was more important than women. They were (are)
the “Raison d’être”; the reason for living.

I create art to celebrate women and when my images appeal to women, either because they relate to the subject or they’re pleased by her portrayal in my work, then I feel like what I’ve created is a success.

Website: michaelcoakesart.com