"In today's world where we keep striving for acceptance, achievement and success, we sometimes lose focus on the bigger picture. I believe that life's deepest meaning is not found in accomplishments but in the relationship we have with ourselves. My art, which focuses mostly on nature, allows me to escape into a place of peace, harmony and universal love. And it is through my paintings that I hope, even just for a short moment, to take you with me so you too can experience this place that heals and soothes one's soul. "

- Michael Squillacioti