Michael was born in upstate New York, attended Humboldt State University and the University of Washington. He settled in Seattle where he lives and works. His works are largely mixed media combining layers of photographic films, paintings, metals and reflective media.
As a high school student Michael won the industrial arts award in photography for studies of microscopic crystallization formations. Following completing a Masters degree in Educational Psychology he took classed in printmaking where he began combining photographic processes and traditional painting and drawing with digital technologies. The introduction of large format digital printers into the marketplace allowed Michael to open a commercial print operation and begin experimenting with these technologies.
The great recession of 2008 changed Michael’s production with a new emphasis on social / psychological visualizations. His recent works are vignettes of human thought and emotional, evolutionary characteristics.