When you think about musicians, movie stars and artists it is easy to forget that outside of their “bigger than life” status they are still your average person. When you aren't viewing their artwork in museums or watching them on the big screen, they are living a normal day-to-day life.
For muralist, Michael Adam Alpert this life consists of shuffling the responsibilities as a single-parent to his daughter, and creating new pieces of art.
As you stand and gaze upon one of Alpert's paintings or portraits, you are taken to a place of innocence and truth. What you don't know just by looking at this artwork is the dedication and the life of the artist behind it. It would not be unrealistic to say that the life of Michael Adam Alpert might look a bit like yours. While different in your individual experiences, Alpert goes through daily struggles that the average person may encounter. Setting himself apart from everyone else is the way these struggles and experiences influence his work.
On an average day Alpert wakes up and prepares to drop his daughter off at school. Switching from his personal to professional life, the majority of his day is spent between meetings with new and existing clients. Family is always his top priority as he picks his daughter up from school and brings her to the activities that she finds important. There is no part-time in this story, as Alpert is a full-time dad and full-time artist, working on his art everyday.
Creativity can be found at every corner in an artist's life. For Alpert this can mean finding a pair of jeans stained with paint and turning it into a piece of art. Alpert can create an image from pretty much any object.
The life of Michael Adam Alpert is always changing, taking an impact on his artwork. One thing that remains constant is the effect his family has in his life. As a dedicated dad he too takes a cue in life from his own father. Michael Adam Alpert trusts his father wholeheartedly, and takes inspiration from him in all of his work.
For Michael Adam Alpert, processing the world around him comes with time, but when it comes to his artwork there is nothing that he doesn't understand right away.