Michael was born in 1948 in Sussex, and studied at Ravensbourne College of Art in London from 1966-70.
He began his career designing and illustrating film posters and record sleeves, and painting landscapes and sports scenes. In the 70s and 80s he worked as an advertising art director and as an illustrator, while continuing to paint and exhibiting at the Spectrum Gallery in New York.
Michael’s paintings are in corporate and private collections in Europe, Australia and North America. He lives and works in Richmond, Surrey.