Five questions to Michael Hines

Five questions to Michael Hines

Michael Hines was born in Houston, Texas in 1989. He currently lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has a Motion Media Design degree from SCAD and studied drawing and painting at the Grand Central Atelier and the Art Students League in New York City.

Since when do you paint and what are your favourite motives?

I have been a painter since a young age. I like color theory and abstract expression. I also like painting portraits.

When you create a new work, how do you proceed? What comes first?

First, I start with the story and feeling I want to express. I write about the expression, and I make a complete drawing in my sketchbook.

From what do you get your motivation?

I am motivated by everything I see around me. I want my artwork to be a fun visual experience. Color theory and graphic design are a great source of inspiration.

Your life without art would be...

I could hardly imagine it. I would probably work in finance.

What is the best art place in your city at the moment?

I enjoyed seeing art at the galleries in Chelsea in NYC.

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