by Mindy Kyle
HIS ART TEACHER SAW SOMETHING IN HIM & GAVE HIM OPPORTUNITIES TO SUCCEED
Chicago artist Adam Michaels fell into art creation in high school with a push from a couple of his teachers. He kept getting in trouble and failing but when his drafting teacher saw a piece of Adam’s art, he saw success potential and instead of failing him, gave him a C to go on to art. The art teacher did so much more for him beyond just art. “She saw something in me and would vouch for me when I got in trouble to give me an opportunity to accomplish art and save me from myself,” says Adam. “Typically, and thankfully, others see it in ourselves even if we do not.”
Currently, Adam considers himself fortunate to be working as a full-time artist while also juggling an acting and performing career. Ink and watercolor are the mediums he enjoys most but likes to dive into all types of mediums to experiment. “Honestly, the things that inspired me to be an artist was the incredibly bonkers pop-culture I grew up with – ninja turtles, heman, werewolves, dragons,” says Adam.
Adam sells his art through galleries, art shows and online at www.adamsartbox.com , but he’s most active on Instagram @adamsartbox. Photos Submitted