About boojazz

At the age of fifteen, Michael began his professional career by drawing children’s menus for a chain of restaurants in the Southwest. His experience in graphics, marketing, illustration and video production fill an essential need in advertising agencies, printing companies, and design firms. In the early 2010's Michael blogged for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today on the topic of Digital Reinvention. Some of the clients Michael has worked with include: Microsoft, US – Japan Business Council, RAINN (co-founded by Tori Amos and Sarah McLaughlin), Chicagoland Speedway, Richard Shay Photography, The British Embassy in the United States, Ben Hollis Worldwide, Aphex, & PepsiCo. His previous television work has gained the interest of major studios such as Dreamworks SKG.

News Digital Character Illustrations

By |2020-02-19T02:08:17+00:00February 17th, 2020|Art, Boojazz|

Recently, and some say "finally" I've been working in digital illustration. Namely, I'm using a Samsung TabA Tablet wit a Bamboo Tip Stylus, utilizing programs such as Autodesk Sketchbook and ArtFlow. It's such an interesting experience, and I have to admit the undo button is something that after working in traditional mediums for over [...]

Japan America Society of Chicago Annual Holiday Fundraiser Painting

By |2019-12-02T04:41:58+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Boojazz, Press|

I'll be attending the 33rd Annual Holiday Fundraiser for the Japan America Society of Chicago, and I'll be donating a brand new painting "Amongst the Cherry Blossoms" for the Silent Auction. I hope to see you there! The Japan America Society of Chicago promotes dialogue, social interaction, cooperation and friendship among its members by [...]

Would Persona 5 Work as a Film Series? A Persona 5 Live-Action Movie Adaptation Synopsis

By |2020-03-25T17:32:46+00:00September 14th, 2019|Boojazz, Commentary, Film|

Over the last couple of years I’ve been playing Persona 5, which I wholeheartedly recommend. It’s the type of video game that transcends the medium. Somewhere around my second playthrough I began to wonder just how this story could be translated into a more traditional medium like television or film. Specifically, could Persona 5 work [...]

“I Feel Loved” at the Blackstone Hotel

By |2019-07-17T21:37:03+00:00January 17th, 2019|Art|

Happy 2019 everyone. In case you happen to be in downtown Chicago, I invite you to check out my painting, as well as a selection of artists from The Elephant Room Gallery, at the Blackstone Hotel. The painting will be on display until the second week of July. I'd like to thank Kimberly Atwood [...]

Latest Work: 2018 Series “Bloodletting”

By |2018-07-15T02:25:06+00:00July 15th, 2018|Boojazz|

Here are a few samples from the latest series of paintings and illustrations by Michael. In Voyage Chicago Magazine, Michael discusses the project. "These days, I’m focusing on the characters within the painting, taking some advice from Kimberly Atwood, owner of the Elephant Room Gallery in Chicago. In my previous works, the characters were [...]

Voyage Chicago Article: Check out Michael Foster’s Artwork

By |2018-09-17T01:46:41+00:00July 15th, 2018|Boojazz|

Michael was recently featured in Voyage Chicago. "Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Foster. Michael, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist. When I was in second grade, our classroom assignment was to draw our dreams for [...]

Art Expo Opening Night Party at the River Town Film Festival

By |2018-01-27T21:20:05+00:00January 27th, 2018|Art, Press|

On Friday November 10th we were delighted to have our artwork featured of the Art Expo Opening Night Party for the 1st annual River Town Film Festival. The inaugural River Town Film Festival & Art Expo takes took place on November 10-12 at The Red Mill, a historical landmark that dates back [...]

Pet Portraits

By |2020-02-04T17:36:05+00:00September 29th, 2017|Boojazz|

All About Pet Portraits Artist Jaime Foster drives the Pet Project with her unique pet portraits. Visit her site by clicking below. VISIT JAIME FOSTER'S WEBSITE Michael also does them as well... "As I'm not just creating a standard run-of-the-mill pet portrait, but one of my signature abstract modern art paintings with your pet [...]