Michael was born in 1957 in Kashmir India and moved to Australia at the age of 10. At the age of 14 he was taught tonal oils by Carl Anderson. He is self taught in watercolours,acrylics,pastels and inks. He gave up a retail management career in 1989 to become a professional artist and concentrate on his artistic development. He is mainly a landscape artist preferring to paint on location but also uses his own sketches and photographs to draw on for inspiration. He is a member of Sherbrooke Art Society since 1988 and Australian Guild of Realist Artists since 1992. He teaches art classes at Sherbrooke, Ringwood and Malvern Art Societies and at his home studio. He is a sought after demonstrator and Judge at Art Societies and Rotary and Invitational Art Shows. He has been a featured artist at several Rotary Art Shows and has been part of numerous successful solo and group exhibitions. He has many works in private collections in Australia and overseas.
Winner of many awards and commendations.