Artist Profile

  • michael stuart traines
  • 7
  • michael stuart traines

Michael Stuart Traines

  • Lived:
  • 1961
  • Worked:
  • West Chester, PA
  • Style:
  • Portrait, Still Life, Landscape
  • Few artists will leave an impression on you like Michael.  He comes from a place of passion and integrity.  His beautifully executed paintings continually aspire.  He tackles light, composition and mood in each subject.  You could say that Michael leaves everything he has on every canvas.  Technically Michael is exceptional, but his ability to capture the mood and substance of his subjects makes his work powerful.

    Classically trained at some of the finest academies in the country, there are few genres Michael can't do.  His portraits are rich in texture and composition.  His still-lifes are classically elegant.  His landscapes, derived from plein air executions are beautiful and painterly. 

    Many patrons over the years have commissioned Michael for good reason.   His portraits define the essence of his subjects while creating a painting worthy of anyone's wall.  If you are considering having a portrait made, please call or email us to get more information.

    HL CHALFANT is proud to represent an accomplished artist like Michael and has shown his work at the USARTISTS show in Philadelphia, our gallery in West Chester and online at



    • Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY
    • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
    • New York Academy of Art with Full Scholarship in New York
    • NY Art Students League in New York, NY
    • Michael Aviano in New York, NY



    • Dually Noted: 3 Chester County Artists Present Their Paintings & Share The Stories Behind Them
    • Plein Air Brandywine Valley
    • US Artists at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
    • New York Academy of Art Gallery in New York, NY
    • Municipality of Vihiers Invitational in Vihiers, France
    • Metro Gallery in Jenkintown, PA
    • Chester County Art Association Invitational’s in West Chester, PA
    • Dmere Art Museum Annual Juried Exhibition in Chestnut Hill, PA
    • 15th Annual Regional Open Juried Show of the Ridgewood Art Institute of Bergen County, Ridgewood, NJ
    • Annual Juried Exhibition of Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill, PA
    • Annual Juried Exhibition of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Art Academy of the Fine Arts at Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill, PA
    • Centennial Juried Exhibition of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts in Historic Yellow Springs (Chester Springs), PA
    • Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA . Garth Davidson Gallery in Moorestown, NJ t The Philadelphia Sketch Club Annual Juried Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings in Philadelphia, PA
    • Fort Delaware Society Invitational in Wilmington, DE
    • Claren Court Studios in Arlington, VA
    • “The Studio” Gallery in Alexandria, VA
    • Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society in Narberth, PA The Lion Heart Gallery in Poundridge, NY
    • Yellow Springs Annual Invitational in Yellow Springs, PA
    • Apex Gallery in Washington, DC



    • Copernicus Production at the Annenberg Center of The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA (through The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA)
    • Mural Atelier of Edward Schmidt in New York, NY
    • Lenfest Communications, Chester County Hospital Foundation, Chester County Economic Development Council, West Chester University, numerous portrait commissions throughout the D.S. and Canada



    • “Speaking for Themselves: The Artists of Southeastern Pennsylvania” by Daphne S. Landis. Published in collaboration with The Chester County Historical Society (2003).
    • Portrait expose featured in “International Artist Magazine”