My style…what is it exactly? Surrealism, Expressionism, Impressionism? I call it “Miguelism.”
Coming from an advertising background I knew the importance of standing out so my goal was to created a unique
way to capture somewhat familiar scenes, places we are all familiar with but with a slight whimsical and surreal twist.
I paint mainly from my imagination and my goal is to alter reality just enough to create my own unique scenes. The paintings have a certain intentional distortion and exaggerated movement, and are composed with forced perspective angles to make a path that leads the viewer's eye into the scene.
I want my audience to feel as if they could step into my paintings, visually and emotionally.
The entire painting is created with a technique that combines painting and sculpting. I use thickened acrylics to create depth to give my art a unique 3D effect. This timely step consists of multiple layers and many hours of drying time. The end result is a painting that's full of character and depth.
Subtle or main focus, the small
details often help tell the story.
They are the most important elements
of each individual piece.