Michael Carter grew up in the family gravestone business and became fascinated at an early age with letterforms. When a friend introduced him (and later taught him) to Hebrew, the fascination increased. His M.F.A. thesis involved the design of a modern Hebrew font. For the past twenty years he has incorporated letterforms into his painting, while also teaching art to age levels ranging from Kindergarten to University.
More of his work may be seen at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/368-michael-carter.html.