Mike was born in Bath, 1991.
He lived there for three years on a narrow boat that was docked near his father‘s work with occasional trips further afield. He and his family even went to Bristol on this awkward little craft. He lives there today. But in a house.
Some of Mike‘s earliest memories that influence him today come from watching Disney films with his family. He often wore costumes. For example, his father made him an elephant trunk out of toilet rolls and erected cardboard trees that he could march through while watching Jungle Book. Mike was captivated by dinosaurs and was introduced to “A Land Before Time” that lead to another childhood obsession, pretending to be a Velociraptor, an act that was not complete without a claw that attached to his big toe, again made by Dad.
Even though the costumes are no more, films were a big influence in his childhood and remain so to this day. He thinks they taught him to analyse and really look carefully at the world and draw inspiration from the seemingly mundane.
Since then Mike has taken a degree in Illustration and works as a freelance illustrator. Outside of art, he enjoys downhill mountain biking, drumming, music, weightlifting and of course, cinema going.View Full Bio