Born in Connecticut in 1976, Michael Divine showed a proficiency in art at a young age. He studied comparative religion, writing, fine art, and art history at Syracuse University (NY) for two years. Having developed a deep appreciation for Eastern philosophy and mysticism, Michael then concentrated and honored more fully his artistic skills and explorations. Articulating his personal evolution, Michael paints archetypes of human emotion their interactive relationship to the world. Considering life an “ever-evolving dance,” Michael’s art promotes “a healthy coexistence with the world at large.” Drawing inspiration from music, art, architecture, and politics, Michael is inspired by Buddhism, Yoga, dance, and meditation. Michael lives in California with his wife Violet where they are “co-creating a happier and healthier world.”
When love. I decided that’s what I wanted out of my artwork: to tap into that is-ness, to dance and play with it, to love, cry, learn and fly with it. The heart at the core of my work is touching that which cannot be touched, naming that which cannot be named, and expressing the vast ineffable, inexpressible is-ness.