Michael studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in the mid-nineties, graduating in Fine Art, Drawing and Painting. He currently lives in Glasgow where he works as an artist and gallery director.
Light and specifically its interaction with clouds, water and architecture is what inspires Michael. Working in oil and starting with an almost black canvas, he gradually teases out images, removing darkness and illuminating the scene.
Working on the whole from memory, Michael’s paintings are reflections of inner thoughts and feelings at specific moments rather than straightforward representations of any specific place, which in turn allows the viewer to explore these atmospheric landscapes and imbue them with their own thoughts and feelings.