As far back as I can remember, I’ve always drawn and loved creating artwork. It all began with my pencils and a strong imagination. I was born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, where the blue collar values of hard work were instilled in me very early on. As I grew older, that passion for artwork never faded. A few years after completing high school, I began studying at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Upon graduating, I decided to try my hand in freelance work, instead of going the traditional route (a risky move, I’ll admit).
After years of hard work and perseverance, Michael Duran's work can be found coast to coast throughout the United States and Canada! His work can be found in many venues throughout the country, including the University of Alabama, Graceland, and several galleries in Los Angeles and Maui. The artist has also created designs for musical groups and iconic venues as well as artwork for national advertising.
Opportunity is everywhere. I take my motivation and love of art with me wherever I go and create my own opportunities. I’ve met some great people along the way and hopefully have put a few smiles on some faces. Dream big! It will take you anywhere you want to go.