Dale Michels - Fine Artist

Dale Michels

West Union, WV - United States

 
 
 

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Dale Michels

West Union, WV - United States

Dale Michels - Fine Artist

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About Dale Michels

Artist Dale Michels a.k.a. B. N. Wonder has a special interest in natural altered states. He is an ecstatic explorer first and an artist second. His art is informed and deepened by his experiences as an ecstatic explorer. As a young man he was told by doctors he only had a few short years to live. This had the effect of slamming him into the moment where the utter beauty of the common place frequently shines through. His primary medium of expression is life and through leading a creative life he has frequently reinvented himself. He had his first gallery one man show while still in high school and did commissioned portraits for members of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Symphony. But with no future tense he began living for experience. He next became a performer, winning a contest as the best comedian in Boston the year before Conan O'Brian. Andy Kaufman would come to Dale's performances in heavy disguise feverishly scribbling notes. But Dale says the high point of his career was being booed by 50,000 people because he didn't look anything like Bonnie Raitte. After he finished amazing the crowd Bonnie came on stage to shake his hand. He's dabbled in entrepreneurship having created an art based mail order business that supported his first family for 16 years. He created a street advertising business that employed other performers and a bus company that provided free transportation. He's built gypsy wagons, radionic instruments, been a ghost writer, street performer, one man pit orchestra, professional illustrator, letterpress printer, shaman showman, frontier science researcher and wind whisperer. You may think that's a lot to do in a few short years. It turned out living in the moment with a high experiential quotient was just what the doctor ordered. So now Dale as B. N. Wonder resides in West Virginia where he brings everything he's learned to bear in artwork designed to help others experience natural altered states.

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Chandler and Price Old Style by Dale Michels

 

He had the run of the place by Dale Michels

 

Zedic by Dale Michels

 

Jack Calhoun by Dale Michels

 

Celtic Cross by Dale Michels

 

Psychedelic Steampunk Banjo by Dale Michels

 

Town Clerk by Dale Michels

 

Wanted by Dale Michels

 

This is the Steeple by Dale Michels

 

Revolutionary War Cemetery by Dale Michels

 

Horse Trolly by Dale Michels

 

Old Mill by Dale Michels

 

New Line by Dale Michels

 

Homestead by Dale Michels

 

It's a Dirty World by Dale Michels

 

Blank Canvas by Dale Michels

 

Early Self Portrait by Dale Michels

 

Old City Hall by Dale Michels

 

Goalie by Dale Michels

 

Department of Tourism by Dale Michels

 

Paul Harbin by Dale Michels

 

Greenthumbs by Dale Michels

 

Self Portrait by Dale Michels

 

Sheriff Mike Headley by Dale Michels

 

Jan and Bob by Dale Michels

 

Univeral One by Dale Michels

 

Coach by Dale Michels

 

Mountain Laurel by Dale Michels

 

Just Add Love by Dale Michels

 

Bear in Mind by Dale Michels

 

Pair of Pickers by Dale Michels

 

Can You see Yourself by Dale Michels

 

Awakening Spiritual Knowbility by Dale Michels

 

Gypsy Sousaphone by Dale Michels

 

Psychedelic Steampunk Sousaphone by Dale Michels

 

Door Bell by Dale Michels

 

Purple People by Dale Michels

 

Old Flame by Dale Michels

 

Green Goddess by Dale Michels

 

Reflection by Dale Michels

 

Pensive by Dale Michels

 

Poised by Dale Michels

 

Aura of Love by Dale Michels

 

Purple Passion by Dale Michels

 

Pinkie by Dale Michels

 

Road Trip by Dale Michels

 

Phrenological Phacts by Dale Michels

 

Sizzler by Dale Michels

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