Mike graduated from Northtec in Maunga Kura Toi .

I complete works in multiple mediums but am  most passionate about Toi Maori and in particular

the art of Whakairo. I ensure my works are completed with careful research, planning and integrity.

Working under Te Kuiti Stewart i have the remembered the teaching “the heart of the design stems from The walk backwards to the future. “Ka Mua Ka Muri”


I create contemporary abstract paintings in acrylic and mixed media. My most recent artworks focus on the relationship between colour, line and form. These paintings exude vibrancy while maintaining harmony. I am also interested in the relationship between light and dark, in texture and layers and the way this plays out in my environment. Be that people, architecture or landscape. My paintings build slowly, with the layering and removal of paint revealing a little more until I reach that journey’s end.

My studio is a converted 50-year-old woolshed Situated in the foothills of the Kaimai ranges in the Bay of Plenty, the woolshed overlooks an ever-changing vista of orchard-strewn valley, farmland and the Pacific Ocean beyond. From up here, inspiration floats on the breeze and I can create in peace and tranquillity.

I am happy to discuss commission work.