The Storybook Collection
by Michael Amorillo
Infused with personality and energy, Michael Amorillo’s themed installations and character-inspired artworks celebrate positivity, diversity and creativity. The lovable characters, vibrant colors and whimsical themes engage and inspire his audience of children, families and the young at heart.
Influenced by children’s entertainment pioneers Jim Henson and Dr. Seuss, Michael creates thoughtful yet lighthearted imagery designed to inspire creativity, stimulate curiosity, and expand a child’s sense of the possible.
Evocative of classic children’s book illustrations, the Storybook Collection features a series of carefully curated images of selected characters, themes and story-lines from the original children’s book “Monstro and the Kelp Kids”, written and illustrated by Michael Amorillo. To purchase artwork, click here.
Michael Amorillo the Artist
As a contemporary multi-media artist associated with the urban art movement, Michael Amorillo is known for his large scale murals, abstract acrylic paintings, original character illustrations and vivid watercolors. Influenced by his early work as a graffiti artist, Michael is recognized for his free-form technique, introducing bold shapes and heightened colors with deliberate but unrehearsed movements. His paintings are defined by layers of form and color, asymmetry of line, and their symbolic and sentimental attachments.
Michael engages a wide range of media and technique to communicate his art. The varying mediums, styles, subjects and other contextual elements shape a collection of artwork that is both uniquely original and broadly appealing.
Michael Amorillo the Advocate
As a licensed Physical Therapist, Michael recognizes the impact of positive intention, individualized attention and a caring comfortable environment on the healing process. His understanding of health and wellness practices along with considerable experience in healthcare systems has made Michael a significant contributor to the mission of the Miami Art Project. He is a strong advocate and truly believes in the power of art, creativity and imagination to inspire healing through hope and happiness.
Michael regularly visits several South Florida foundations to share the joy of art and creativity with some very special local children. Participating organizations include the Michael Fux Family Center at Miami Children’s Hospital and the Early Intervention Preschool at Ann Storck Center.
With each visit, he delivers specialized gifts that have included custom t-shirts, coloring books and unique artwork. He typically exhibits new original artwork and tells the stories of each character while describing the creative process and sharing his personal inspiration. Michael also engages the children in various creative activities throughout the day including interactive painting demonstrations and personalized drawings.