Michael Guillory, "Goble'", a name given in childhood, grew up in South Louisiana amid towering oak trees, cypress swamps, and rustic dwellings. As a youth he sketched and participated in school art projects but did not seriously begin his painting career until after he completed his education at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. As a freelance photographer, his ambitions turned more toward painting, and he began photographing and painting homes, farms, and his well-known bayou scenes.
By age 26, Michael's acrylic renderings had become a familiar site in homes and businesses throughout Louisiana, and he is now represented in private and corporate collections across the south. His paintings are available in galleries throughout Louisiana and Texas.
He says of his work, "I always feel great satisfaction when people say that my paintings remind them of a time or of places they knew in their childhood."