M Jamaican born artist extraordinaire, bronze sculptor, mural painter, caricature artist, Tiki artist and teacher of all these mediums.
Michael Bryan has been hired as a sculptor , mural painter ,and caricature artist for: conventions, Bar Mitzvahs, promotions, corporate events, festivals, proms, retirements, galas, and "fun raisers".
"Michael made everyone feel quite comfortable with his warm smile", said Frances Stratton, manager of Peoples Savings Bank, referring to the promotion for which she had hired him.
Mr. Bryan wears many hats - as Art Teacher, Caricature Artist, and Sculptor. He has been featured on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), has been written about in numerous newspaper and magazine articles locally and internationally.
His client list includes commissions by :
- The Hartford Civic Center ( 12' x 8' mural )
- The Girl Scouts of America
- Textron - Lycoming
- Pitney Bowes
- General Electric
- Sony Corporation
- B M W
- Deloitte (accounting firm)
- Micco, Florida ( 11' x 40' mural )
- Cadbury Beverages
- Guinness Imports - bronze tabletop sculpture of actors Al Pacino and Chris O' Donnell from the movie "Scent of a Woman"
- Jackie Durrell - portrait bust ( retired First Selectman of Fairfield Connecticut )
He taught weekly art classes at the Clay Place in Norwalk, Connecticut, and has given talks, lectures and demonstrations on clay portraiture, and the Art of the Caricature throughout the school system.
Michael attended the University of Hartford where he studied Electronics, and remained in the profession for twelve years, before deciding to pursue a long held dream of becoming a professional artist. To date, he has studied wood carving with artists Ike Tucker and William Carney, stone sculpting with internationally known Sara Aldouby, and pastel with noted portraitist Daniel Greene. He has participated in workshops locally and overseas most notably the ICCD Program, sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and funded by the NEA.
For further enjoyment he flies a train of thirty stunt kites to music at kite fairs and festivals. He is currently a resident of the beautiful City of Palm Bay, Florida.