Born in 1962 to a working class Manchester family, Mike grew up in a warm family surrounding with honest values. He left school with few qualifications but with a great love of art. After a wide and varied career path he eventually pursued the artistic path and became a Graphic Designer.
He was quite a successful watercolour artist for many years and was pushed by a friend who has a gallery in Somerset to try out acrylics. This he did, and to his surprise absolutely loved them.
He is married with two fabulous children and one grandson, who all keep his feet on the ground. He moved to Somerset in 1999 which was fabulous for his artistic inspiration, as the colours and the local sounds of the country really help to free up his mind.