About Studio88

Studio88 is located in Irvine, California. There are several art specialties that are featured for commercial and private clientele:
• Illustration
• Fine Art Painting
• Publication Artwork
• Graphic Design/Art Direction
• Logotype Design
• Hand Lettering & Calligraphy
• Comprehensive Layouts
• Architectural Illustrations
• Fine Art Retouching and Restoration
• Artist Representation
• Art Show Curation
* Art Critique


The artwork of Alan Michael is the result of many years of professional experience for the Fine Arts Community, the Entertainment Business and Advertising Reproduction. Alan is a second generation artist of 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, 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 many 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 February 16, 2018 we will be entering the Year of the DOG. 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 & WORKS to review 'T W E L V E'.

 February 16, 2018 is the Year of the  Dog , the Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal Symbol.

February 16, 2018 is the Year of the Dog, the Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal Symbol.