Michael Israel

This pioneering professional artist brings a blank canvas to life in his mesmerizing show.
Michael Israel, Speed Painter

As a pioneering professional artist for over 40 years, Michael Israel’s astounding new art form – Art Explosion! – has mesmerized millions around the world, and his cutting-edge performances have been described as breathtaking, one-of-a-kind experiences.

Working at the speed of light, often with several brushes and hands simultaneously, Michael transforms a huge, 6-foot by 7-foot canvas into a masterpiece in minutes. Famous icons like John Lennon, Einstein, Sinatra, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe, historical figures, and even an honored guest, come to life before the amazed audience’s very eyes. Michael has shared the limelight with celebrities, CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies and world leaders, painting and presenting at some of the world’s grandest venues (from the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, to presidential events in Washington DC), and he has helped raise awareness and millions of dollars for numerous charities, including the Special Olympics, the American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen Foundation and many more.