At the age of 22, after studying for 5 years at both Meadowbank TAFE ’84-’85 and City Art Institute (now COFA) ’86-’88, Michael won The Sydney Morning Herald Travelling Art Scholarship in 1988 and - combined with the Dyson Bequest from the Art Gallery of NSW - painted in the Mora Dyring Studio at the Cite Internationale des Artes in Paris for 4 months and travelled for 2 and a half years in Asia, Europe and America.
On returning to Australia, Michael was involved in a number of solo and group show,s including a solo show at first draft in 1997, before once again travelling in Asia and Europe for 18 months.
He exhibited with the Tim Olsen Gallery 2005- 2010 where he had 4 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows.
There have been numerous artist trips to the Flinders Ranges, West MacDonnell Ranges, Cooma , Rylstone and the north coast of NSW.
Michael has taught and run workshops and classes at numerous schools, art centres and art societies and has guest lectured at COFA and TAFE, run workshops at Cockatoo island and guided art trips for World Expeditions to the West MacDonnell Ranges.
Michael currently resides in the Blue Mountains.