About Michael Casad
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing or creating something. It seems that my form of reality came from the end of a drawing or painting instrument. I joined the United States Army. Seeing many foreign lands opened my mind to many new concepts. After the service, I lived in Los Angles and developed my ability to draw and paint. I worked with many corporations on images and paintings to communicate their structure.
I moved from Los Angeles to the Northwest in 1964 and worked with the Boeing Company as a primary illustrator for a few years. I taught eleven years graduate-level illustration and painting as well as figure drawing at The Burnley School of Professional Art, Seattle, WA (now The Art Institute of Seattle).
While in the Northwest, I have painted the area and worked with many international corporations. The largest work of art was the mural “The Water Planet”, showing the recycling of nature and atmosphere measuring 70 by 23 feet, which was installed at the Visitors Center at Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State for the Bureau of Interior for 5 years.
Painter and illustrator for thirty five years. Was an illustrator for The Boeing Company, 1965-1969 and again from 1984 through 2003. Created images for television, video and as a sales tool for client presentation, 1960-1980 created images for NASA; ITT; The Robbins Company; Western International Hotels, Holiday Inns of America, National Parks of America, Sports Illustrated, Mac Milllan Blodel Inc., Canada, Pacific Orient Steamship Lines, Alyeska Pipeline, General Motors, Terex Division; Department of the Interior; and The Battelle Memorial Institute. Eleven years teaching graduate-level illustration and painting as well as figure drawing at The Burnley School of Professional Art, Seattle, WA (now The Art Institute of Seattle)
I was the illustrator on a trilogy of books dealing with the dolphins and whales, “Song of the Sea” by Stephen Cosgrove published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, Portland, Oregon.
I have been a painter from 1963 to present, 2017. I work in many mediums oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor and many drawing mediums. I have used all of these mediums with all of my clients.