Mike grew up in Adelaide, South Australia and studied at the University of South Australia. He graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Design degree majoring in Illustration.
In 2001 he moved to Melbourne and has been freelance illustrating and painting on canvas for exhibitions around Melbourne since. He had his first group exhibition internationally in Denmark in 2011.
His style is bold, illustrative and graphic with a central character accompanied with a visual message for the viewer. He has sold paintings in private collections in Australia (Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart), Singapore, Hong Kong, Europe (France, Denmark) and the USA (NYC, New Jersey).