Michael graduated with Honours from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee in 1982. He studied drawing and painting under Alberto Morrocco, James Morrison and Bill Cadenhead. In jewellery and silversmithing he studied under Dorothy Hogg and Roger Millar, and during this period he won the prestigious Johnson Matthey Metal Awards for a place setting of cutlery which he designed and made in silver, and which is still retained as an example by the College.
After leaving Art College he continued his studies, gaining a teaching qualification from Moray House. Thereafter, he followed a successful career within several well-respected advertising agencies, before setting up Hieroglyph Design, his own graphic design company, in 1992. He has also lectured in graphic design and illustration. Since 2009 he has been able to dedicate more of his time to fine art, and is now a regular exhibitor at the Open Exhibitions of the RSW and RGI. He was awarded the N S Macfarlane Charitable Trust Award at the RGI Annual Exhibition in 2010 for his painting ‘A bit of a guddle’. His paintings are in private collections throughout the world.

Exhibitions and Galleries:
The Design Council London
Scottish Design Centre Glasgow
Huntly House Museum Edinburgh
Paisley Art Gallery and Museum
Dunkeld Annual Exhibition
Dirleton Gallery
Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
RGI Annual Exhibition, The Mitchell, Glasgow
RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
RSW Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
Howden Park Centre, Livingston
3 Harbours Arts Festival, Cockenzie & Port Seton
No.6 Art, Glasgow
PAI Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley
The Royal Society of British Artists’ Annual Exhibition, London
Galleria Luti, Callander
Hangar Gallery, Fenton Barns
Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
Merchant Gate Gallery, Glasgow
EDS Gallery, Edinburgh
Artisan&, Aberfeldy
MacGregor Fine Art, Glasgow
MacMillan Cancer art exhibition & sale, Bonhams, Edinburgh
Artisan&, Aberfeldy


Awards
Johnson Matthey Metal Awards
The N S Macfarlane Charitable Trust Award • RGI Annual Exhibition

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‘A bit of a guddle’ was awarded the N S Macfarlane Charitable Trust Award at the RGI Annual Exhibition in 2010. SOLD

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‘Sunrise on the Shore’ was included in the 2013 RGI Annual Exhibition at the McLellan Galleries, Glasgow. SOLD

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‘Calm’ and deep, Fisherrow’ was included in the RBA Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.

New works are added frequently, so please keep an eye on the site in case there's anything you would like to purchase. All works on the website are for sale direct from the artist unless otherwise stated.

Should you wish to purchase any of the paintings on this site or discuss commissions, he would be delighted to hear from you.
You can contact Michael either by telephone on 0751 609 3641 or via email by clicking on the Contact Me link at the bottom of the page.

Diane Young, the artist’s wife, uses a combination of cut paper, printing and mixed media to create unique 3D works. You can view Diane’s work at www.dianeyoung.moonfruit.com

Michael and Diane have embarked on a series of collaborative pieces which can be viewed on this site under the Collaborative tab.