About Me

I’m definitely an artist who reflects what inspires me. My work is more of a response than an act.

Being a single father of 3, Time is precious. I still manage to paint every single day. Mostly in the evening. If i miss a day, i feel it. I usually have a few backgrounds ready. I like to work on multiple pieces at once. If i run out of juice on one piece, i jump to another. It keeps my process fresh. During my day, i search for things that inspire me. Its pretty easy living on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida. My Gorgeous girlfriend Mindy is an amazing source by herself. My twin daughters watch me paint a lot, i love to get their thoughts about a piece. Young fresh eyes, and as with all children, they can be brutally honest with me.

Michael working on a piece at one of his shows in Miami.

In 2021 I painted well over 100 originals. Most have sold, others are in one of the 10 galleries that showcase my work. My entire life i have dreaded the thought of being a “one trick pony”. Versatility in art is what i believe to be my strongest attribute. I paint, sculpt, draw, design & even spent 5 years as a tattoo artist. I tell you what, skin is the hardest of canvas’. Its the only canvas that moves, whines, stretches and bleeds. Did i mention whines? I believe that trying different styles and mediums is what molds greatness.

I got a feeling

People often ask me about my subject matter. Or they ask “what made you paint this?”. My response is simple. I want to have a hyper realistic piece that shows my skill in color and light of course. Most importantly i want to relay an emotion. I want each piece to be more than whats on the surface. so i suggest things and let the viewer fill in the blanks. I suppose i should call my work “Hyper-Surrealism”. Because surrealism is intended to provoke a thought or a feeling. Thants exactly what i intend to do.

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