Mike was born in 1956 and lived in Sheffield, England until he was 19 years old. Then lived in Liverpool for 10 years and has lived in Bolton for the last 30.
During that time he trained as a teacher and has taught in primary and special schools. Now he is the caretaker of his local church (the Bridge Church, Bolton).
He enjoys creative work including painting , drawing and photography. A lot of his art work has a cartoon style. Often pictures draw upon a lot of imagination. The pictures often develop as they go rather than have a plan from the outset. He wants you to explore the picture and see what it inspires in your mind rather than think about what he meant in the picture.
Even better if you have a second, or third, look and see something you’d missed before!
Some of Mike’s work can be seen on RedBubble or on Society6 where they are printed on a wide variety of items. They range from pictures and cards to clothing, soft furnishing, cups , phone cases, stationary and more.