Michael was born in Surrey in 1972. He has always had a passion for art and held his first solo exhibition at the age of 17. Since then he has had numerous one-man shows as well as taking part in group exhibitions in London, Bath and Sussex, where he now lives. For several years he has been concentrating on producing still-life paintings in oil, inspired by the work of the Dutch Golden Age masters and has made many trips to the Netherlands to study the works of painters such as Pieter Claesz, Willem Heda and Frans Snyders.
He strives to create depth, realism and richness of colour in his work in order to make each painting as lifelike as possible.