Miguel Freitas grew up in Lisbon, Portugal and moved with his family to Toronto, Canada in 1983. His love of art and painting started at a young age where he explored different ways of expressing his creativity. Starting out with a Graphic Arts degree he entered into the creative world, first working as a photographer in the fashion and modeling fields and then as an illustrator for Ad agencies.
Although he enjoyed design, he longed for new challenges and creative freedom and so in 2004 he ventured on his own and made a career of what had, until then, only been a passionate hobby...painting, and he has since painted full-time from his home studio in Toronto's east end.
His use of vibrant colors is what often strikes people first. The colors are carefully chosen, giving off a strong presence and symbolic content to his work. The paintings convincingly depict the naive impressions and memories left in your mind years after visiting a place.
Miguel has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions. His work is represented by prominent galleries throughout North America and is included in many private and corporate collections not only throughout North America, but also in Europe and Asia.