Alongside an earlier career in engineering, Mike has had a life long interest and involvement with graphic design, painting, printmaking and illustration, including work for South Hams District Council and the environmental organisation Common Ground. From 1997 to 2013 he ran Press Gang Printmakers the print workshop based at Salcombe Art Club. Based in South Devon Mike is mainly interested in developing a personal vision, with shoreline, Dartmoor and still life as principal motifs. His time is spent mostly with wood engraving and is pleased to meet and share knowledge with other engravers in the South Devon area. Collaborative work with the Poets and Painters group is becoming increasingly important to his work. In 2012 he designed and published a book: Poets, Painters and Printmakers showing the groups written and visual work to date.
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EXHIBITIONS etc

Harbour House Kingsbridge, Annual Summer exhibition with Press Gang -
12 local printmakers from 2000 to 2012

Barbican Centre, London 1996 Common Ground Exhibition ‘A Sense of Place’
Also at Bath, Taunton Brewhouse and Dartington Gallery

Plymouth Society of Artists Open and group exhibitions 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2014 at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
and at Artmill Gallery, Plymouth 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

Plymouth Arts Club, Annual Exhibition 1998 Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Winner of the Sybil Mullen Glover Award

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 1999 Open Print Exhibition Accepted

Harbour House, Kingsbridge, Devon Open Painting Exhibition 2000

Harbour House, Kingsbridge, Devon Open Print and Drawing Exhibition 2001 2nd print prize

Ariel Centre Totnes Devon Open Painting Exhibition 2001 Prizewinner

Harbour House, Kingsbridge Devon, Group Exhibition, ‘New Beginnings’
by Eleven Contemporary Artists March 2002

9 Days of Art Group Exhibition, Harbour House, Kingsbridge 2002

Malone Gallery, Topsham, Press Gang group show 2006

Society of Wood Engravers 68th Annual Exhibition Bankside Gallery London then UK touring 2005/6

Birdwood House Totnes, with Press Gang. September 2008/10

Raw Landscape, with Anita Reynolds Harbour House September 2009

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2009 Open Print exhibition

Colourworks, with Hilary Soper The Bowie Gallery Totnes March 2009

Elected member of
Plymouth Society of Artists 2009

Ways With Words, Dartington, Summer 2010 - joint event with Moor Poets

Plymouth Society of Artists - group exhibition Plymouth City Museum
Feb - Mar 2011 and. 2014

Dartmoor National Park Authority, Princetown, Devon Artists Network - Printmaking exhbn. April - July 2010

Society of Wood Engravers 79th Annual Exhibition opening at 44AD Gallery Bath 11 Oct to 5 Nov 2016 then UK touring 2016/17 inc. Bankside Gallery London, North Wall Arts Centre Oxford, Zillah Bell Gallery Thirsk, Kevis House Petworth, ending at Leicester Print Workshop

Society of Wood Engravers 80th Annual Exhibition opening in Oxford October 2017 then UK touring 2017/18 - details to follow