Through out his school years, his teachers and classmates were amazed by his artwork.
"He knew it, we all knew it, this day was going to come, he was born to do this!"
With no formal art training other than grade school, Romero was fascinated by art styles. In 2011 he was introduced to the art work of Jackson Pollock.
"Pollock's work made with just splashes of color was instrumental in making me the artist I am today. When first viewed, it looked like any child could do this, but when you really look at a Pollock there is order to his chaos. While his colors were splashed and dripped, they really did create a brilliance of light and texture that is appealing to look at."
After experimenting and failing repeatedly, giving up never crossed Romero's mind he was confident and hopeful that he would achieve the style of art work that was already clearly laid out in his head. That same night he came up with a concept of forging a tiny coil which was influenced by the Tesla coil. He assumed this would be the perfect shape to allow the flowing of paint in a controlled manner while at the same time retaining larger quantities of paint. The style Abstract impressionism meets Realism came to life, a style that brought two masters together in collaboration...Claude Monet and Jackson Pollock.
His works were brought to the attention of Artist Group International, David Smith and Chris DeRubeis, after posting a few images on Craigslist.com. DeRubeis called David Smith immediately upon seeing Romero's images. Smith who discovered such artists as Christian lassen, Michael Godard, Chris DeRubeis, Patrick Guyton, Craig Tracy, Colleen Black and many others, knew that this was a new style that would change the way people view fine art. DeRubeis who is one of the top selling artists of his time and inventor of his won style also knew this kid had something special about him.
"I have always been attracted to artwork that is unique and different than that is normally shown in Fine Art Galleries. I always look for the artist that creates a new style. Romero did just that by combining two masters techniques and making a style of his own." -Smith said in an interview in 2013
Today Michael Romero's artwork is enjoyed by people from all over the globe and is truly the next "great master".
Featured artist on board the 2013 new Royal Princess Caribbean Cruise
Michael was born on January 29, 1992 in Santa Fe New Mexico. From an early age, his talent as an artist was realized by his Uncle, Joseph Romero, where they both would work side by side sketching in pencil. Joseph, amazed by the ability of his nephews artistic skills, recognized it as more then just a gift. Growing up on a ranch where there was little to do but to be creative with his time, this is where his unique talents were supported by his grandparents with loving support and the materials to create something magnificent!
Very intrigued, Art Icon Chris DeRubeis watches while Romero uses his tool to drip
Michael Romero Duran demonstrates his one of a kind technique to the audience.