Born in Puerto Rico, Miguel moved to New Jersey nearly three decades ago and built a thriving veterinary practice. But a deep love of art and a unique worldview drove Miguel to follow a passion for creativity – and this self-taught photographer and artist has never looked back.
His inimitable eye quickly garnered attention, and Miguel earned the opportunity to share his gift – as a professional sports photographer, a graphic designer and as a landscape photographer.
Northern California’s stunning vistas beckoned, and Miguel made the bold decision to move cross country five years ago -- a move that reinvigorated his enthusiasm for art. The perpetual student, Miguel became fascinated with the encaustic process, and adopted the method of encasing his photos in wax, a technique that gave his work a depth and painting-like quality.
Once he mastered this, Miguel expanded his use of wax – and has experimented endlessly with this new medium. His newest works are completely made using cold wax and oils, and the resulting pieces are bold, urban art creations that are drawing praise and attention.