Michael’s home and studio on the shore of Lake Forsyth/Wairewa overlooks the fortified Maori Pa site, Oruaka, at Birdlings Flat, Banks Peninsula. This volcanic landscape bounded by Southern ocean providing rich veins of earthen images, atmospheres and unseen energies that seep into Michaels paintings.
Michael has exhibited widely across New Zealand both in a solo capacity and as a finalist in several prestigious competitions.
Michael’s work Anima was selected for the Adam Awards and was first of two works purchased by The Wallace Arts Trust.
Winner of the 2015 Otago Art Society, Edinburgh Reality Premier Art Awards. Judge, Barry Cleavin.
Michael is represented by Black Asterisk Gallery, Auckland.