Michael was born in Campbell River and currently resides in Fanny Bay with his partner Anna and cat Sophie Bean. He has studied fine art extensively, earning a BFA from the University of British Columbia. Mike’s eclectic and thoughtful paintings reflect his interest in nature, philosophy, and spirituality—the goal being to create art that is both beautiful and engaging to the mind. His work hangs in collections in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America.
“In painting, as in life, my approach is built upon a foundation of creativity, imagination, and the appeal of the mysterious. While the mode might be loosely defined as representational, the method is highly intuitive, which allows plenty of room for raw energy, traces of process, and liberal happenstance. I believe that sensuality is our birthright and my aim is to create a rich legacy of paintings that sustain and celebrate this romantic spirit.”