About Studio88

ABCalligrafia, also known as Studio88 is located in Irvine, California. Calligraphy & Illustration artwork is masterfully done in watercolor inks and water-soluble chemistry achieved with large brush strokes and pinpoint detail to achieve a unique blend of colorful images. 

The artwork of Alan Michael is the result of over 46 years of professional experience for the Fine Arts Community, the Entertainment Business and Advertising Reproduction. Alan is a second generation artist from Chinese and Turkish heritage. His rich cultural background exposed him to the artful expressions of two distinct worlds whose depictions of the world and language varies widely.

A graduate of the School of Art at Kutztown State University and Columbia University, Alan learned traditional techniques while experimenting with alchemy. As a chemistry minor, he studied the effects of different chemicals and watercolor inks. The results were often uncontrollable, yet with many failures there are successes, too.

In honor of the Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal Symbols the series of the 'T W E L V E' is featured here. This year on January 28th 2017 we will be entering the Year of the ROOSTER. Each of the twelve animals are done in watercolor paint and inks on heavy cold press Arches Watercolor Paper measuring 18 inches by 24 inches. Take a tour of the GALLERY and WORKS to review all 'T W E L V E'.

Original artwork is custom framed with highest quality four-inch ivory color silk matting that is 3/4 inch bevel-deep, ivory wood frame and museum non-reflective UV glass
measuring to thirty inches by thirty-five inches in height. High definition continuous tone reproduction prints on archival quality watercolor heavy watercolor paper are also available for sale at full-size for very reasonable cost. Each is signed, dated and stamped. Prints are very limited to only TEN.

January 28th 2017 is the Year of the ROOSTER, the Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal Symbol.

January 28th 2017 is the Year of the ROOSTER, the Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal Symbol.