Michael’s main focus in painting is on the interactions between line, texture and colour in abstract, landscape, and figurative work. He is interested in abstraction as a means of considering landscape and form – in both painting and line drawing. His painting plays deliberately with texture and the layering of colour to emphasise subject and its visual aesthetic, reflecting dialogue between three-dimensional form and changing patterns of colour.
He brings a strong international focus to his work, having travelled widely – in Asia, Europe, United States and West Indies; including periods living in Indonesia, Malaysia, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, and Singapore.
His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the Blue Mountains, Sydney, Bathurst and Cowra. He is the recipient of a number of First Prize and Commendation awards in open exhibitions. His work is held in private collections in Australia and overseas.
Michael is a founding member of the Gallery Blackheath.