Over the years, Michaell’s work has evolved into three avenues of expression: Exploring the Liminal, Images From the Subconscious, Surreal Themes.
- Exploring the Liminal: Michaell's primary inspiration falls into the category, ’The Liminal - The Space In Between Abstract And Concrete.’ Typically, viewers are captured by the unique organic shapes and colors of these pieces, resulting in their search for either a concrete or an abstract image. One can often turn the pictures in this group in any direction providing a different abstract (i.e., 'Jumpy,’ jumping from abstract to concrete).
- Images From the Subconscious: "I have to be in an open frame of mind, typically when I wake up in the middle of the night, to capture the flow of creativity which comes over me. This category consists of ink drawings which I later complete in mixed media."
- Surreal Themes: “This expression of my artwork, mostly commissioned pieces, is most challenging in balancing attention, naïveté and artistic value. In my 'theme' pictures, I like to bring out the innocence and love of my 'magical child.’ I also take pleasure in showing the mysticism of certain scenes intermingled with unfamiliar objects and unusual colors to evoke a mind-soul play."
- Other Art Projects and Designs: These are mostly commissioned works. To an artist this category is very fulfilling and challenging because it forces the use the artist's creativity to be expressed within a very specific application.