Michael was born in Embudo, New Mexico on March 25,1969. He earned a Bachelors degree with an emphasis
in art and business at the University of New Mexico in 1997. Michael has never had any formal training
in art other than through his course of study while attending University. Michael began painting seriously in the spring of 2005. The creation of a character called, "Blue Donkey", was born. Through
this "Blue Donkey", an idea for a children's book has developed. Michael is driven by an inner anguish
and an incredible amount of energy. In his first year
of selling art, he sold over 200 paintings.