Date of Birth: 1957
A former police officer who is now a published crime writer and professional artist. Michael was born and grew up in Rotherham, where he still lives. During his school years his enthusiasm and passion for art was the main driving force of his education. He served as a police officer for thirty-two years, both in uniform and in plain clothes, working in CID, Vice Squad and Drug Squad, and retired in 2006 in the rank of Inspector, finishing his career in charge of a busy CID department. Michael continued to paint landscape and seascapes in a contemporary impressionistic style whilst in the force. He gained recognition for his atmospheric shooting and gaming scene and was the winner of the Society for all Artists (SAA) Professional Artist of the Year in 2009. Michael can often be found at the Swinton Lock Activity Centre in Rotherham.