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Maykel Medina

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""Being able to get inspired everyday by the beauty of life around us is what we need to create and love""

Maykel considers himself as a mixed media artist. With almost two decades of experience his versatile portfolio shows a variety of unique, handcrafted artwork inspired in human relations and nature, specifically in marine life and representing every stage in his life. The story behind Maykel's art began in Cuba, his home country, at kindergarten age when we got amazed with the idea...

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... of "shaping" his father's rocking chair, he ran for a kitchen knife and chop the chair arm, without realizing it was getting ruined. His father was so nice but Maykel wished to be a real carver to fix the mess, however the cutting tools were out of reach for years. In the meantime, we grow up passionate for drawing. This was a skilled hobby in his maternal family for over 3 generations until Maykel's decide to make it an enjoyable way of living. His 1st carving was a woman sculpture about a hand size shaped with a regular knife in high school. With the geographical limitations of getting into the Visual Arts Academy he opted for the 2nd option and became a Certified Veterinarian. But he was stocked in a field where creativity was never flowing and after the Cuban's Mandatory Military Service, he took an enduring decision: chase a different pathway as an artist. The hard work and restricted access of learning the skills he dreamed of, wasn't an obstacle and during 8 years he achieved great results and built a regional recognized career in the woodcarving business, mastering the use of ancient chisels techniques in custom-made furniture while getting commissions from different states.
However, his professional grow was limited until he emigrated to Miami, Fl in 2009 with his family. For over 10 years he has created life size wooden sculptures, acrylic paintings, fine furniture, commissions and included them in functional projects as well. Art shows in the Sunshine State are the main scenario to exhibit his latest collections.
As a self-taught artist Maykel's always developing new skills and learning different techniques while keeps his portfolio original and current. Today Maykel spend his free time at the charming Gulf Beaches in West Coast Central Fl where he lives and gets inspired for the stunning hand carvings in cellular polyvinyl chloride. It's an innovative integration of materials, ancient techniques learned and new finishing, involving a detailed process of design and sketch, carving and ultra-smooth finishing with metallic automotive painting.
Maykel's ongoing training and endeavor has delivered a pristine visual artwork to collectors and provided constant inspiration for personal grow.

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Real Touch
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$2100.00

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First Step
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Hope
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$1700.00

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Swimming Turtles
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$1500.00

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Large Set of Stingrays
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$1900.00

 
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Large Set of Stingrays, Light...
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$1800.00

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Ocean Queen
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$1800.00

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Serenity
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$1750.00

 
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Sky View
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$1450.00

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Sea horse
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$900.00

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Small Set of Stingrays
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$600.00

 
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Turtles with Metal Background
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$200.00

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Stingrays with Metal Background
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$200.00

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Set of 3 individual Turtles,...
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$110.00

 
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Set of 3 Individual Stingrays,...
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$110.00

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Set of 2 Turtles with Metal...
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$80.00

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Set of 2 Stingrays with Metal...
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Set of 2 Butterflies with Metal...
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Set of 2 with Metal Background
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$80.00

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Set of Sandpiper and Starfish...
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$70.00

 
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Set of Sea Horse and Starfish...
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$70.00

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Sandpiper with Metal Background
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$50.00