Born in Potchefstroom, he now lives with his wife and many animals. Soon after he completed his degree in Fine Arts, Pretoria, he participated in a solo exhibition at the SA Association of Arts in Pretoria.
He has a distinctive paint application, wet layers on dry paint, pale colours on dark backgrounds and subtle shades all define him as an artist. Micheal enjoys using colour. Indigo and Red Poppies are his trade mark. His simple style creates the illusion of harmony, which is simple and stylish. He is well known for his interpretation of the pierrot image. He is inspired by music and poetry.