Miguel Angel Reyes was born in Colima, Mexico. He immigrated to the United States in 1975. He has consistently been a prolific artist since graduating from Otis Parsons school of design in 1987 with a BFA in Communication Arts. Miguel is a Los Angeles - based portrait and figurative painter, muralist, printmaker and illustrator. Miguel incorporates expressionist brushwork and a saturated palette in celebration of the classic latin tradition. Miguel's accomplishments as a photographer informs the way he creates paintings and prints. When not working from life, Miguel begins by shooting his own photographs on the street, clubs, in studio and elsewhere. Whether working from life or photos, his pieces always create an intimate connection between subject and viewer.