We had the good fortune of connecting with Miguel Gobert II and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Miguel, what’s your definition for success?
I define success as being at peace with yourself. Most people idea of success revolves around the amount of money a person has and that’s fine for them but for me money comes and goes. So being able to inspire different people to be a better version of themselves, while also being better version of myself, and making memories and making the most out of life is the definition of success to me.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve always been able to draw since i was younger and was inspired with art. My dad works for the railroad so as a kid i use to see the different graffiti styles that artist had did on the trains and always thought that was the coolest thing. I had never actually took drawing seriously until recently, I picked up painting during the start of COVID as just an experimental hobby and didn’t think much into it. Until some people seen the work that i would post on social media and would fall in love with it. So from that first reaction i had received sparked my creative journey to inspire people with my work. What sets me apart from others, would probably be my ability to adapt. No matter the material, canvas, or medium I’ll find a way to create something from it. I would say I’m most proud of the process and the growth honestly. Just looking at my work from when i started a year and a half ago to now and seeing how much I’ve improved speaks volumes to me and for that i am most proud of. It wasn’t an easy start on this journey especially with the support. Being from a small town that’s not so open minded you don’t really see the beauty in creativity, and if they do they tend to look down on in a way. So for me the support started to come in more after I stopped caring what other people thought of with me going on this journey. That and being consistent posting my work and just showing it off i was able to see a lot more support and have a lot more doors opened for me. The lessons I’ve learned along the way is just to not overthink it and just have fun doing it, and no matter the outcome keep your head high and take pride in it. From my story i want the world to know even if you’re from a small town, if there’s something creatively that you want to do go for it, because you never know who’s watching.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love discovery green. I would take them to a lot of great bars down town. A couple of food places I’ll bring them are the Turkey Leg Hut, Twisted Grill Cheese, Breakfast Klub. I think Houston has the most restaurants than any other city and so many are good. Just gotta know where to go. Houston is big on Sunday funday, brunches, live music, art galleries, and poetry, bike riding groups and some of the best food you ever had in certain locations. Also there’s something to do EVERYDAY of the week… literally! Houston is also big on supporting black owned businesses.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The people in the art community out here have showed me so much love and support and guidance on this on this journey here’s a couple of their Instagrams @rayviii,@thenonchalantartist,@ir_artwork,@as_toldby_linky and many more amazing people have been really helpful on this journey and also my uncle Obi has played big role in my creative journey, he use to be an art history teacher so he has definitely challenged me creatively in so many ways that I’m thankful for.

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