Michael’s journey as an artist began with a career in graphics design. Photography and music were important hobbies throughout this time, but a health crisis produced an inevitable epiphany, and he decided to devote himself to working fulltime as an artist. When hearing loss and tinnitus ended musical interests, he turned with greater enthusiasm to photography and painting, eventually devoting his attention to a career as a full-time artist.

As a photographer, Michael is a traditionalist, frequently working with film. Among his many favorites subjects are nature scenes and landscapes, water, hiking trails, plants, wildlife, and the national parks.

Michael also has a gift for capturing the unique personalities of the animal friends in our lives.

Michael's work has been featured at the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, at Roots Cafe in the River Arts District in Asheville, NC, and in the Laurel of Asheville magazine.