Dr. Michael Durst is an exciting  artist. As a psychologist, Dr. Durst's paintings create not only beauty for the beholder, but also a state of relaxation and healing. His work combines realism with impressionism, evoking an emotional link to the heart-thus the name: "Heartscapes."

Dr. Durst loves to paint citiscapes of Chicago, as well as the beauty of Cape Town- the Waterfront, Table Mountain, seascapes, spring flowers, the vineyards, and of course, the people of the Cape.

He has also gained international recognition as one of the most renown Fractal Artists. He uses fractals, created from complex mathematical formulas, to explore the interplay of form, energy and light. Dr. Durst then combines texture, pattern and color to change and to reset the clockwork of our inner being to the most beneficial health inducing rhythm. \/\/hen reset and unburdened from anxiety and social pressure, one's being enters a calm field where new patterns of behavior can develop and take hold within. These quiet inner fields are those that induce healing and Dr. Durst?s fractal images create the way of passage. These colorful and powerful abstract images have won top awards on Fine Art America and have been featured on many fractal and digital art web sites..

He has had three solo exhibitions in Cape Town, one in the Netherlands and his work was exhibited twice in a New York Chelsea gallery. All of the shows have gained his work international recognition. Dr. Durst's paintings are in private collections and businesses in the U.K., France, Turkey, the Netherlands, Chile, Canada, the United States and  South Africa.

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