Originally from Canada, Michael first visited Mexico in 2005 traveling to Merida and throughout the Yucatan. Now almost 10 years later he and his wife own an art gallery and studio in the small Mexican coastal town of Bucerias, Nayarit. Michael who is usually seen wearing a polo shirt and rolled up jeans with converse, is casual by nature and intense with art. Trained at The Academy of Art Canada in Toronto, Ontario he knows the best training comes from doing. Michael he has been commissioned internationally for his portrait work. As a disciplined artist, he paints every day.“Being exposed to Mexico’s rich artistic history and natural environment has opened up a universe of inspiration and possibilities”,  says Mike and counts Alfredo Ramon Martinez and Rufino Tamayo as major influences. In future Michael and his wife look forward to exploring more of Mexico’s vibrant cultural and historical offerings.