Michael was born in Plymouth, 1951. Here he studied Graphic Art and Design at the College of Art.
He has worked as a freelance illustrator, but now concentrates on painting full time. He is a tutor of watercolour painting in the Adult Education Service as well as taking numerous workshops for various art societies.
He is a member of the Plymouth Society of Artists and is the President of the Plymouth Watercolour Society.
His work has been exhibited widely in the West Country and in London.