Today we’d like to introduce you to Micah Almond.
Hi Micah, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My father was a great artist long before I picked up a pencil. Growing up, I watched him create hundreds of abstract paintings, so naturally I followed in his footsteps. As I got older, my infatuation grew to find out more art techniques, styles, and ideals. Throughout high school, I enrolled in various art camps and enrolled to The Art Institute of Atlanta earning a BFA in Media Arts and Animation. After graduating, I began to freelance with various start-up companies in the metro Atlanta.
Throughout my freelancing journey, I have learned a tremendous amount about building and growing a company. After the passing of my father in June 14th, 2020, I decided to brand myself and grow my brand as an artist in his honor. My artist’s name is “Uncle Mike.” The name derives from a catchy childhood nickname from family and young adult experiences I try to share through my pieces.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It definitely has not been an easy road. There are times where you are flooded with inspiration, and sometimes there is nothing. One of the hardest lessons I had to learn also was not to compare myself to other artists. This will affect your confidence and art. As a creative, there are times where you question everything you do, but I believe that is a part of the process. There is beauty in the struggle.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a contemporary Atlanta-based artist. Through story and emotion-driven artwork, I try to express my ideas around growing up in Atlanta, love, power, anxiety, and hope. I apply a plethora of mediums from oil, acrylic to digital art and graphic design. Ultimately my goal is to tap into the emotions of the viewer.
What does success mean to you?
I believe the ability to put others in positions of power and influencing others with your platform is success. I want to create outlets for other artists to be seen and empowered. If my artwork is able to affect a person in positive way, I feel like I have done my job. You are only as successful as the legacy you leave.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: unclemikeworks.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unclemikeworks/?hl=en
(From Left to Right) “Everyday is my Bond” ” Where’s Mac?” SOLD ” Right of Passage” “The Legend of 2p”