Nationally renowned artist at Edmonds Cole Gallery April 12 for children’s portraits

"Tender Embrace" by Michael Maczuga.

Oil painter Michael Maczuga is nationally renowned for his ability to capture the innocence and joy of childhood in his stunning paintings of children. On Thursday, April 12, Cole Gallery in downtown Edmonds will be hosting Maczuga at the gallery photographing children for commissioned portraits. The gallery will be setting up appointments for 10 photo sessions, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., after which the artist will turn these brilliant photos into pieces of fine art.

Over the past several years, Michael Maczuga has been recognized as one of the country’s premier portrait and figurative painters. He has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine and Southwest Art, and has received several awards among other accolades.

“We are thrilled to be offering the opportunity for our customers to commission Mike to create original paintings of their children,” Denise Cole, gallery owner said.  “This will be something parents and family will cherish into their child’s adulthood and for generations to come.”

As an accomplished photographer, Michael will take candid shots of each child at the gallery, which will be closed during the photo sessions. He will set up optimal lighting and staging to create the perfect setting to capture each child. The price of the session and final piece of original art will be based on the size of the painting requested.

The gallery expects these spots to fill quickly.  If you are interested in this event, you can contact the gallery at 425-697-2787 or by email at  To learn more, visit Michael Maczuga’s event page on the Cole Gallery website.

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