Mikel presently makes his home in Germantown Philadelphia, but has travelled the world on his way to being the established and formidable artist he is today.
He has been featured in international publications and media, including commercial television, and feature films. He earned a BFA degree in painting from U Arts in 1986 and also studied at The School of Visual Arts in New York.
In 1987 he took on a life changing job of being a personal assistant to the great jazz icon Miles Davis and was with him until his death in 1991. This profoundly impacted his life both as an artist and a human being.
His art reflects the rich and varied life he has led. He collages materials and imagery together to create a rich tapestry of meaning and experience.