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 home 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, design, and create compelling artwork and masterpieces. Original designs, drawings, paintings, collages and sculptures are created 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 owner commissioned him to create authentic paintings, drawings, and stained glass in this exquisite home and studio. This Atelier is considered a superior studio for the training of creativity. The Atelier is home to master artist Michael R. Danielson a professional designer, writer,  and entrepreneur working with artists and students to train them in the highest principles of art and design.

The Saint Paul Atelier offers art classes, commissioned art, original art sales, prints, and novelty items. The Atelier vision is to build powerful creative alliances with clients. entrepreneurs, artists, and writers who are passionate in the arts.