Born and raised on a ranch in Southern New Mexico, Michael has enjoyed an exciting journey from his cowboy roots to a career as a professional rodeo producer and television personality. Along the way he realized his deep passion for the arts could no longer remain on the back burner of his life.
He first immersed himself in the fine art business by taking on the role as Director of some of the most respected galleries across the Southwest. Spending most of his time with inspiring artists and collectors who appreciated and supported them, his yearning to unleash his own creative talent soon emerged. He began studying process and technique with his friend and acclaimed sculptor Star Liana York.
Michael created a unique style from influences of his mentors such as Buck McCain’s figurative detail to Alan Houser’s modernist sculptural aesthetics. He strives to capture the essence of his subject matter’s individual personalities through their irresistible expressions.