Mike was born in Wales in 1951 and spent most of his working life as a teacher of Art after graduating with a First Class honours degree in 1974.
He took early retirement from his post as Head of the Art department at Lancaster Royal Grammar School in 2006 to concentrate fully on his passion for painting.
Mike is represented by several galleries in the UK and has work in many private collections both in the UK and abroad. He was a frequent exhibitor at the prestigious Lake Artists exhibition at Ambleside when he lived in the north of England and since recently re-locating to Oxfordshire has accepted an invitation to become a member of The Oxford Art Society and will now exhibit on a regular basis with this society.
Mike has also had work selected for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition on several occasions. He remains a great admirer of the painterly qualities to be found in the work of Turner, Monet and Pissarro and never ceases to be inspired by the lovely words of Picasso......" art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life".