Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Michael Forde is a nationally known artist who emphasizes figurative and architectural imagery. He attended Air Academy High School, Drake University, Colorado State University, and Art Center College of Design, receiving a BFA in graphic design. Forde’s artwork consists of representational imagery emphasizing the design of space. He tries to achieve a little mystical element in the final product. He has been in many art shows and exhibits. He had his own gallery and picture framing shop in Carefree, Arizona for many years. His main interests are music, playing guitar, sports, and spending time with his son. Keeping Colorado a great place to be is vital to Forde as well.