Born in 1938, Michael lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife Kate. He studied art at the College of Art in Wolverhampton and became a professional artist, painting full time, in 1972.
Michael’s art has developed in conjunction with active bird watching; all of his paintings coming from field observation. Early paintings contained very decorative backgrounds to the bird subject. This emphasis has gradually given way to a greater realism while retaining a strong design element.
He has extensively studied birds, traveling around the world to paint them in acrylics or watercolour on pure rag paper.