Michael is represented by GrandyArt in London. He teaches oil painting to small classes in Winchester and Arundel.
He studied librarianship in Manchester and realised early on he didn't want to be a librarian. Life-drawing cheered him up. Later, he did a degree in Fine Art and studied portraiture at Lavender Hill Studios. In 2014 he won the Winsor & Newton prize and a medal for outstanding group of paintings. He came back to Winchester to paint.
He likes to paint the same objects in natural light and move them around.