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My style....what is it exactly?  Surrealism, Expressionism, Impressionism...some kind of 'ism' I guess.  Lets 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. 

Imagination is good.

The goal is to alter reality just enough to create

my own unique scenes, so I draw mainly from my

imagination.  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 loads of thickened acrylics and mixed media to create depth and give my art a unique embossed and carved appearance.

This timely step consists of many layers and much drying time, however I find the end result is a painting that's full of character and depth adding another dimension to my art and making it stand out from others...and that has always been my main focus.

Let there be




Subtle or main focus, the small

details often help tell the story.

These are the important elements

I want in my paintings, I feel they 

help the individual piece tell its

own story...