“I just hope that one day that they will be fair and portray me the way I really am, just a loving and peaceful guy wanting to make wonderful, unprecedented entertainment  and songs and music and  films for the world, you know that’s all I wanna do, I am no threat, I just wanna do that, that’s all I wanna do. I want to be a joy to the world.”   Michael  Jackson (Artwork Nate Giorgio)

Michael by Nate Giorgio, Michael Jackson Opus

“These are four of the last images of Michael. Nate painted these 2 weeks before Michael’s death. Michael usually wore a black leather jacket to their sessions. These are very quick studies in which Nate was teaching Michael how to hold a thick paintbrush. Michael loved art and studied Michelangelo and da Vinci. He often asked Nate to teach him painting and illustration.”

Another old sketch of Michael from the late 80′s. I’m always going through many of my old time sketches and pastels I’ve collected through the years. Fun to see how the drawing style changes, the technique, and colors all change over time. This was drawn I think at the Hotel Lord Byron in Rome when I was on tour with MJ as his guest. I drew hundreds of these chalk studies and I love looking at them from time to time, brings back great memories. MJ I think actually added a few charcoal lines in this one if I remember correctly… I always draw with quick diagonal strokes and I used to show him this technique. Red, white, and black pastel on paper.

© Nate Giorgio