The Painter:  Miguel Angel Godoy 

Miguel Angel Godoy was born in the desert town of El Centro, California.  His father joined the Army and at an early age, Miguel and his family traveled across the country and into Europe. His passion for art was established early, from watching his father sketch to witnessing graffiti on trains and on the Berlin Wall in Germany.  As a young Chicano travelling from military base to military base, he was constantly searching for self-identity.  This he found through sub-cultures like hip-hop, the lowrider culture, and urban art around cityscapes.  Determined to further his education and learn more about art, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s in Fine Art from Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.  Shortly thereafter, he moved back to his home state of California to pursue his passion for art, in San Diego.

Miguel has painted portraits, abstract and figurative paintings, and small to large scale public art works. He has also had several solo and group art exhibitions across San Diego County. He loves to create something for people and to work for the people. Having traveled around the world and across the country, he has met people from all different cultures and various walks of life. He prides himself in his ability to connect with anyone and everyone on any level, especially with regards to art. In pursuing art and developing his craft, he inadvertently stumbled upon a newfound passion for connecting with people.  He has worked with students, volunteers, community members, and people of all ages.  He wants not only to paint but to foster an environment in which the people he works with, can find their own voice, through art.