Mike was born in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire and studied at Accrington School of Art and Blackpool College of Art. He is a landscape painter, a genre which he has studied for over 35 years.
His love for the subject matter is captured through his unique style which he has developed by creating relief through a specially formulated plaster substance. This is a multimedia process which uses diluted staines and oils to enhance and illuminate the basic characteristics of pencil, charcoal and spirit pens.
He has exhibited widley and his work is now in private collections world wide.