Born in England in 1943, Michael lived in South Africa from 1950-1999 where he worked in the commercial art field. He studied fine art painting at the Port Elizabeth Technikon and started working professionally in 1985. Michael works in the realist tradition, painting still life, landscape, surrealism and the occasional portrait. He moved to Sydney in 2000 and now lives and works in Mandurah. His work is held in private collections in South Africa, England, Europe, America and Australia.