After leaving school, Michael worked as a fork lift driver for ten years. During that time he worked in the evenings as a freelance greeting card artist, developing techniques and ideas, working with all the major Greeting card publishers
Success in this area meant that he was finally able to follow his dreams and become a full-time artist in 1990.
Since then Michael has worked and exhibited in New York and designed a full range of ceramics for Wedgwood featuring one of his teddy bear characters. Michael continues to see his fine art featured in galleries and homes in the UK and around the world.