Hi I'm Mike. I was born in England then transplanted to the US as a child to lead a transient life. My early life has led me to follow an unpredictable path. In my late teens I became a mural artist in Switzerland. Returning to England I qualified as an accountant becoming a hybrid in IT & design. Of course I continued to paint but also stand up comedy, improv and cartoons. An opportunity arose to exit my career - Now I could pursue my interests! Painting & writing have always been passions. Words, often poems, are integral to my painting. My book of poetry which includes many paintings and my first novel, Continuum, have been published. I have written and directed two award winning short animated movies together with writing an award winning screenplay. Moving to France was always an objective. I now live and create in Nice on the Cote d’Azur.