Michael's work shows a strong imaginative streak, quirky at times, surreal at others. He tends to work on themes - gardens, coastal, cities, whatever subject holds his interest. His paintings are highly distinctive and possess an unworldly, surreal quality with a playful sense of mystery, occasionally bordering on the abstract.
Whilst, of course, Michael's work is defiantly uniquely his own, perhaps it is the artist's fascination with Alfred Hitchcock that has laid the foundation for his work. Michael says "I love the odd and quirky feeling you get in his films, something sinister or mysterious which helps move the plot along. I quite like playing with different perspectives - it's not about perspectives, it's more about perception, which is the way you see it rather than the way it should be".
Born 1937 in London, Michael studied at Wimbledon School of Art and the Royal College of Art, after which he spent many years directing commercials and corporate films. He resumed painting in 1991.