George Japangardi Michaels first painted at the art centre in Nyirripi as part of a school assignment to learn about his family history and the dreaming stories passed down by his parents and grandparents. He is the son of Andrea Wilson and Chris Michaels . He is the grandson of Alice Nampijinpa Michaels, a well-known artist painting with Warlukurlangu Artists.
While at school he likes mechanics and making traditional tools. He also likes to help his family fixing cars and loves going to bush trip during weekends.