About Me

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”

— Jonathan Swift

Brief Biography

Michael was born in London England and obtained a B.A. in Fine Art from Newcastle University and a P.G.C.E. from the University of London. After obtaining his qualifications he worked in art education, both as teacher and university examiner, although he continued to paint and exhibit his own work throughout that 24 year period.  In 2000 he took early retirement, emigrated to Canada, and became a full time professional painter.


In my paintings I explore surface, shape, line, colour, texture and tone to create compositions in order to articulate and form images which hopefully express my concerns about the future of our lives on this planet and as a celebration of the many wonderful experiences we can enjoy.

I begin work in an intuitive and gestural way, burying and unearthing marks, lines and  gestures through an energetic process of growth and destruction which mirrors both the acts of nature and mankind's activities on our landscape. Although I begin in this way, the outcomes are usually the result of many preparatory pieces and investigations in a variety of media, together with relevant written and numerical data/information.

Work with Me

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Get in touch with me using my contact form to begin the process and to discuss rates, scheduling and more.

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I try to post daily on Instagram at around 16:00.  Most of my posts show work in progress, so you can see how my pieces begin and then follow them through to their final resolution.

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