A native of Canada, Michael Courville immigrated to Southern California with his family at age 3, and as early as first grade, was taking every school provided art class, including summer school. His bedroom was used as a palette for his creativity; he turned it into various themes throughout the year. A display artist by the time he was 18, he owned his own company designing displays for store fronts,hotels, and private homes.
In 1980, Michael started creating props for Orange County Theater groups and then 5 years later moved to Los Angeles to work as a Prop Master in television and film. While working as a landmark entertainment amusement park model builder, Michael showed natural artists design ability and was chosen to decorate Sanrio's Puroland Amusement Park in Tokyo, Japan. Addionally, he created a line of gift wrap, greeting cards, calendars, and puzzles for children. For the past 30 years, Michael has been a prp master in both the American and European Entertainment industries, where he has also created numerous pieces of art for film and TV projects. These film and TV shows include The Tower, Annie, Ever After, Bratz, Dirty Sexy Money, My Boys, Castle, and recently, Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie.
A self-taught mixed-media artist; Michael loves trying new techniques, materials, and designs to translate his vision of style and color into a bold, new one-of-a-kind work of art. For this reason, he is continually developing his creativity by making extended art education a priority, allowing him to push the natural boundaries of the materials he uses. Still both a resident of Los Angeles and Prop Master, Michael's inspiration comes from a wide variety of life experiences, dreams, and travel.