Mick Sketching on Location
Rue Bab Doukkala, Marrakech

Mick studied at Liverpool Polytechnic 1983-86 and subsequently worked as a freelance Illustrator for a wide variety of clients, such as London Transport, Time Out and The Guardian. He also exhibited widely in shows such as The National Printmaking Exhibition at The Mall Galleries and taught on many BA Illustration courses.

He took a career break in 2000 in order to be at home with his young children and to commit to voluntary work as a very successful Governor at two local schools.

Mick continued painting and drawing during this time, returning to the studio and to his passion for printmaking in 2008. Since then he has exhibited in both solo and group shows and Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions.

He lives in Greenwich, spending as much time as possible drawing on location, often on the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. Indeed, both the River Thames and the SW Welsh coast provide much of the inspiration for his drawings and paintings that are completed on location, forming the basis for lino prints and etchings produced in the studio.

The resulting coastal and urban landscapes aim to convey a sense of movement through a moment in time. They often contain an element of narrative and always pay attention to closely observed incidental detail.

His riverside studio is wonderfully situated on, at Thames-Side Studios, Woolwich, London.


1964Born, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
1982-83Stourbridge College of Art
1983-86Liverpool Polytechnic – BA(Hons) (First Class) – Illustration/Printmaking
1986-2000Illustrator – clients included:
London Transport, The Guardian, Time Out, Penguin, Wedgwood,
The Sunday Times, BBC Publications, British Telecom, The Independent,
DECCA Records, The British Council, NatWest, The Observer, New Scientist.
1986-2000Teaching/Lecturing included:
Birmingham Polytechnic (1987-91), Exeter College of Art, Bournemouth &
Poole College of Art, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside,
Middlesex University (1991-96), University of Hertfordshire (1995-1999)

selected exhibitions

2020Drawn From The Edge (solo show) Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, Pembrokeshire
2019National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
2019The Masters: Relief, Bankside Gallery, London
2017Discovering Roads & Bridges (solo show) – Craft Gallery, London
2017Faulting & Folding (solo show) – Thames-Side Studios, London
2014Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – London
2012Queen & Country – The Assembly House, Norwich
2012 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – London
2010Celebrating the Sea, Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2010 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – London
2009Originals ’09 – Mall Galleries, London
2009 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – London
Micks equipment at the Rother sketch site
The River Rother, Camber Sands