Michael Breyette is a self taught artist who was raised in rural upstate New York. He began drawing at a very early age and often mixed both female and male imagery in order to blend in to society’s norm. He worked outside the art world for the U.S. Post Office and only began developing his art full time after moving to the “more open atmosphere” of Massachusetts where he has been successful in supporting himself exclusively through his art sales of male homoerotic imagery.
Working with soft pastels, Michael achieves the smooth blending qualities of oils without the excessive drying time. He likes the “hands on” effect of the medium and is inspired by the both the sexuality and beauty of his subjects which he depicts in scenes ranging from cowboys to leather daddies to swimmers. His work has been featured in international magazines such as Blue, Gayday, Manner Aktuel, on book covers, and featured in “Stripped,“ an anthology of contemporary homoerotic artists.