Growing up in Jamaica, Michael had always had a strong desire to inspire and speak to others through art. In 2012 he left his home country to live in the United States and began pursuing his artistic dreams. He earned his BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design with a minor in Animation at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and has since been working as a Boston-based Freelance Artist on a wide range of projects, exhibitions, and showcases.
Michael believes that all art is inter-connected in some facet; informing, complimenting and/or enhancing each other. And although his passion and interest for storytelling is forefront in his practice and craft, he tends to draw from his knowledge in as many areas of study as possible to help strengthen this process. Whenever possible, he uses his rich cultural background from his early life in Jamaica to infuse, improve, and “season” whatever project he tackles, often mixing both digital and traditional media.
“I don’t see myself as anything more than the typical artist who enjoys his craft and seeks to make an impact on someone’s life. With all that is going on in the world, I acknowledge that it is necessary to have a chorus of voices bringing light to what is important and what us as a people will always need: unity, justice, and love. However as a visual artist, my desire is to be the voice that soothes, inspires, and motivates others to ponder their individual wonders of life. Through my art, I seek to be the light that helps others to look forward and look beyond what isn’t going right at the moment — to provide some solace in a state of unrest, leaving everyone who sees it hanging in the balance of reality and wonder.”