Mike was born in 1962 to a working class Manchester family and grew up in a warm family surrounded with honest values. Mike left school with few qualifications but with a great love of art. However, he was encouraged to learn a trade so 'he would always have something to fall back on'. So, Mike became a Butcher.
Now working from his studio in Yeovil, South Somerset, Mike has developed a passion for creating funny pictures. Self-taught, Mike hones his skills with different mediums, but concentrates mainly on oils.