Michael Twery grew up in Lynchburg. He studied art at Rhode Island School of Design and San Francisco Art Institute, where he received his M.F.A. in Painting. Mr. Twery has worked as an artist-in-residence and art teacher for over 25 years and has exhibited his work for over 30 years. He works out of his studio in downtown Lynchburg where he does commissions and bodies of work for exhibitions. Michael has a special interest in creating public art. His work can be seen at mtartspace.com. Michael is married, and lives in Lynchburg with his wife Jeannette.