What cannot be said in words or expressed in thought is brought to light in art. It is “a freely given superabundance of the human being’s inner riches” In a way that closely approximates God’s creativity. Inspiration, passion, human skill and love are combined in the artist so as to give a valid form to something new, a previously unseen aspect of reality. Art is not an end, it is the beginning.


at·el·ier   pronounced ˌatlˈyā/

1. a workshop, creative studio, one used by  master artists or designers.

The Saint Paul Atelier is the Studio of Master Artist Michael R. Danielson.

This historic Summit Avenue studio space is filled with creative energy and is where the artist and his apprentices congregate, study, explore, and create their compelling masterpieces. Many original designs, drawings, paintings, collages and sculptures were created and inspired at the unique Saint Paul Atelier. Atelier is the French word for “workshop”, and in English is used principally for the studio of an artist in the fine or decorative arts.

The 6000 square foot Summit Avenue mansion was financed and built by J. D. Lovingston in 1906. This majestic and inspiring medieval art atelier began when Artist J.G.Vysekel came to Saint Paul from Europe in 1907 and studied at this premier art school on historic Summit Hill. The Atelier commissioned him to create authentic paintings, drawings, and stained glass in this exquisite home studio. The Saint Paul Atelier is the first authentic art academy in the Twin Cities. This Atelier is considered a superior studio for the training of creativity. The current “Atelier Philosophy” is a form of fine art instruction modeled after the private art studios of Europe. The Atelier is home to master artist Michael R. Danielson a professional teacher, designer, painter and sculptor working with artists, clients and students to train them in the highest principles of art and design.

The Saint Paul Atelier offers art education, art classes, commissioned art, original artwork, prints, and novelty items. This studio is where original creations are created, purchased, and presented in various galleries & art shows. The Atelier vision is to build powerful creative alliances with selected clients. entrepreneurs, artists, writers, musicians and those who are passionate in the Atelier mission. The Atelier also works with partners creating amazing social events and aspiring gatherings.