Curriculum Vitae

Commissions are welcome.

You're welcome to view artworks at my studio.

Please email me at: michael@crystal-green-studio.com

Personal website: www.crystal-green-studio.com

Born in Dalston, London, England. Generally educated in London, Essex and Hertfordshire, followed by engineering studies at Dacorum College, and Science / Technology studies at the Open University. Enjoyed creating my own tools and various objects from different metals during my apprenticeship. Career wise, I progressed from production engineering through business administration, to becoming an I.T. consultant.

But I longed for much creativity in my working life, so I took up both photography and digital art. And in recent years have returned to physical painting, using the acrylic and encaustic wax mediums. Since I took up painting again, my enthusiasm has grown and grown, and now every opportunity is used to work on something new.

I currently paint with acrylic paints, acrylic inks and encaustic wax mediums, and it is my intention to add sculpture to my portfolio in the coming year. My images are created where possible, with bright cheerful colours and contrasts, reflecting my outlook on life.

In recent times, I have produced paintings with an abstract theme of life including topics of physics, civilisation, language and culture. Now I am expanding out to different subjects e.g. landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, still life and industrial.

Exhibitions:

Capgemini's "Unlimited Art Exhibition" and auction in support of the London Sports Forum for Disabled People in 2001.

Tring School Association Art Exhibition, Hertfordshire, 2002, 2003, 2005 & 2007, raising funds for school and community projects.

St. Mary's Church "Art in the Nave" exhibition, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, 2003, 2004 & 2007, raising funds to preserve one of England's oldest Norman churches.