Mike was born in Perth, Scotland and has been painting for as long as he can remember.

He attended Duncan of Jordan stone College of Art, Dundee (1973-1978), graduating with a Diploma in drawing and painting and the college’s Post graduate Diploma.

During his studies at Dundee, Mike was awarded the Pat Holmes Memorial Prize for drawing and studied landscape painting under Peter Blake at Hospitalfield Summer School in Arbroath. He returned to Hospitalfield in 2007 having been awarded artist in residence by the Alumni Association.

In subsequent years the Duncan of Drumfork and Farquhar Reid Travelling Scholarships took him to Aix-en –Provence and Northern Italy respectively, to study the work of Cézanne and Titian.

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