Michael is a painter of people and landscapes. His work embraces punchy colour and fragmented form. Beyond subject, new work is rarely planned. Using acrylics and oils, Michael's approach is often free-wheeling and improvisational in the early stages and in laying down blocks of colour and expressive marks in an intuitive way, his paintings have a chaotic starting point. His pieces evolve and find structure while simultaneously allowing the chaos of the beginnings to peek through.

Michael is a Wiltshire-based artist originally from Tain in the north of Scotland. His debut solo show, ‘High Tones, Low Lines’, at Gallery 56 in Nov 2023 was a near sell-out success and he has also exhibited at The Corsham Gallery, Peacock Arts Trail and the Pound Arts Open Exhibition (where he won the People's Choice Award). His work was also featured on the lockdown version of Sky Arts' Portrait Artist of the Year.

Michael's series of portraits of everyday TikTok users - which embraces positivity and diversity - went viral with over 15 million views. You can follow this series along with his 80K followers via his TikTok page.