Miguel is a Chicago based painter working in a variety of mediums, including oils, pastel, and watercolor. Having recieved his formal training at the American Academy of Art, he can often be seen painting in the streets of Chicago and it's suburbs. His work reflects scenes of light filled color. Miguel continues to develop and refine his work by painting from life on a weekly basis most notably at the Palette and Chisel, a 100 year old art club here in Chicago.

Artist Statement:

I am drawn and attracted to scenes of everyday life and everyday people, they offer a glimpse into the lives of people and places that we might not other wise notice. I want my work to be a bridge for the viewer to enter that world and see what I saw as I painted the scene, while trying to retain the fidelity and integrity of the scene and the people as best I can.

Recent Shows:

Oil Painters of America National Salon Show , 2024

Illinois Watercolor Society Show , Honorable Mention Award, 2024

Oil Painters of America National Show , 2023
Richeson75 Small Works Art Show, 2023

NOAPS Best of America National Show, 2022
Richeson City, Sea/Landscape Show 2022

NOAPS Best of America National Show, 2021
Richeson75 Landscape, Seascape National Show, 2021
NOAPS Small Works Show, Charleston, NC 2021
It Could Be You: Portraiture in a Constructed World, NY 2019
Heartland Art Club Invitaional Show, Kirkwood, MO 2019
Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis IN 2019

Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show, Honorable Mention, 2017
Chicago Pastel Painters Member Show, Jack Richeson - Palette & Chisel Award, 2016
OPA Eastern Regional Show, Indianapolis, IN 2015
Howard/Mandville Small Works Invitational, Kirkland WA 2015
OPA Fall Online Competition, Honorable Mention 2014
Art Renewal Center Finalist, 2014
OPA National Show, Bennington, VT 2014
Master Artists Show, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel, CA
Salon International, FineArtConnoisseur Publisher's Award of
Excellence,TX 2014
LAAG, Baton Rouge, 2nd Place Award, 2013
Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show, 2013
Hoosier Salon, Best Traditional Oil Award, Indianapolis, 2013
OPA Salon Show, 2013
Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, Honorable Mention 2013
Pastel Society of New Mexico, Airfloat Award 2012
NOAPS Best Of America Exhibition, Best of Show Award, 2012
Pastel Society Of America, Degas Pastel Society Award, 2012
Hoosier Salon, Jury Prize of Distinction, Indianapolis 2012
Scottsdale Salon Of Fine Art, 2012
Richeson 75 Small Works, Best Of Show 2012
American Impressionist Society, 2011
Pastel Society of New Mexico National Show, First Prize Award, 2011
American Artists Professional League, 2011
Salon International, Honorable Mention Award, 2011
River Road Show, Baton Rouge, LA 2011
American Impressionist Society, Southwest Art Award of Excellence 2010

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Impromtu painting lesson while painting at Garfield Park last summer.


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