Miguel Antonio Hine was born in San Jose, Costa Rica and spent his first years with his family in the rain forests of the Poas Volcano. His earliest memories are of himself walking through coffee plantations and alongside the mountaintops with his beloved mother Lilliana. Costa Rica is a very diverse and biologically intense country, from deep, giant jungles to beautiful secluded beaches, and the exotic wild life is like no other. It will leave many bold, vibrant impressions on a young man- a perfect environment for an abstract expressionist like Miguel Hine.
Hine comes from a very talented family that was involved with the arts. His greatest inspiration was his grandmother, Margot Ros Hine, a Cuban born “five year old prodigy concert pianist” that had a life- long musical career, while married over 60 years to a diplomat, also the director of the National Theatre of Costa Rica.
At a very young age, Hine moved to a small community in Miami, FL where he spent his childhood. Living in the United States most of his life allowed Hine the opportunity to study Fine Arts and painting on full scholarship at two of the top art schools in the nation: The New World School of the Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Hine’s family was very accepting and supportive of his passion for the arts. “Art has always spoken to me, it has been there since day one. .....”