Mike was born in Perth Western Australia & knew from an early age that art & the arts were where his passion lay. He left his final year of schooling to pursue studies in fine art at the highly regarded Claremont Art School in WA. He also undertook studies in media design at WAIT (now Edith Cowan) where his major areas of interest were animation, sculpture & photographyThrough exploring various creative career paths & attending a variety of art classes Mike gradually came to the realization that it was through the medium of paint that he was best able to express his creativity. He has been painting consistently for the past 6 yrs & has been developing his technique gradually over that time.
During a working holiday to Tasmania in 2002 Mike fell in love with the architecture & landscape & decided to return should the opportunity arise. 10 years on this did finally become an option & he now lives & paints in Deloraine in Northern Tasmania
Mike is currently working on a series of ocean paintings……exploring its “mood’ & “essence” rather than a realistic representation of such.