Interview first appeared in Art Lovers Australia
Michael talks about his desert landscapes, his attraction to chaos and order and his art in the contemporary world.
What is it about landscapes that appeal to you, and how do you construct your paintings?
I am a wide-open kind of painter. That’s the thing that I really find most satisfaction in; the enduring themes in my work are wide-open spaces. I choose to paint quite intimate paintings, which are still broad in scale. My art is very much about those desert tones, the sort of reduced, stripped-back landscapes where the mark-making is quite bold and graphic and calligraphic. It is that sort of reductive language that I find most appealing.