In 2014, was looking for an artist to illustrate my books, and met Mike’s wife at
an event in Middlesbrough, who introduced me to his artwork. Mike mainly does portraits
of famous people in film, music and sport and after seeing his work was absolutely
stunned at the quality. Mike is simply the most talented artist I have ever met.
After meeting with Mike I was delighted to come to an agreement to have him on board.
Mike’s remit initially was to illustrate my next books about spaceship racing which
have now been published, and no doubt I will be calling on Mike again for future
So how good is Mike? Well I’ll leave you to decide. Mike has nearly 300 portraits
of famous people, here is a small section for you look at. Just click on the small
pictures on display here to get a larger image. Can you guess who they are? If you
need help, click on the link below to get the answers.
I will be showing these pictures at shows I will be attending with my books, where
you will be able to view them. Of course the actual pictures look better than what
can be reproduced here! They may be available to purchase online at some point.
Read more about Mike here, from articles in the Ilkeston Advertiser, a local newspaper
from the area: