Art Education, Qualifications & Achievements: Chelsea College of Art & Design 1996 – 2000
Olympic Artist with the BT ‘Art Of Sport’ National Exhibition
Working Medium: Contemporary Figurative Bronze
After a successful career in business, Michael made a “change of life” decision to pursue his ambition of becoming a sculptor. He studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design and for the past fourteen years has been working from his studio near Tate Modern in London. Michael’s work sells to private collectors around the world; within it he draws heavily from his own personal experiences, presenting his interpretation of the human condition. Our environment, our families, our neighbours and the society we live in – all are interlinked and interdependent. As he explores the balance between conflicting forces and emotions, his work is visually striking and reflects a passion and enthusiasm for life.
Michael’s work lends itself to the large scale, hence he has been sought to undertake a number of private and public commissions. Such commissions include a 5 m tall bronze which stands as the centrepiece of the Gateway Surgical Centre in the borough of Newham and was unveiled by the Secretary of State for Health. Michael’s work can also be seen at the other end of the country – twelve works acquired by the world renowned Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland await discovery around the exclusive course.
Increasingly his public work can be seen globally. One of his pieces swapped places with an Antony Gormley at Mougins International School in the South of France whilst another was shipped to the USA to stand outside the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Six new sculptures now compliment a prestigious new development in Hong Kong. Large scale works have been created for a significant collector in the Middle East and a solo show is scheduled at a Mayfair gallery in the autumn of this year.
Michael has just completed and installed ‘Momentum lll’ outside Millbank Tower in central London next door to Tate Britain and overlooking the Thames.
He is also currently working on a sculpture that will be on public display in Cape Town, South Africa.