Mike lives and works in Springston South, near Christchurch. An exhibiting artist since the early 90s,
he works mostly in soft/chalk pastels which gives his work its distinctive soft yet vibrant look. He is drawn to
interpret the landscape, especially the iconic braided rivers of the South Island. In more recent years,
the deterioration of his local waterways, and other environmental concerns, have had a profound impact
on his life and work.
In his own words: “Looking down on a silvery river winding through a valley, or a vista of tumbled
mountains, is food for the soul. There is a sense of awe, of peace and of harmony with nature and it
is these feelings that I most often try to convey in my artwork. It is also important for me to express
my concern for our environment and the legacy we hand on to our children.”
You are welcome to visit Mike's studio/ shed to see latest works. Please make an appointment as this gives him time to tidy it up...
Mike is happy to accept commissions - contact him via contact page