Michael has designed posters sold worldwide, created logos for television and for various businesses, provided courtroom renderings for television, designed album covers, and provided illustration for: magazines and books, newspaper, brochure, cards, calendars, t-shirts, hats, murals, and websites.

The summer after graduating from highschool, Michael created a job for himself by drawing caricature portraits of the shoppers at a local indoor mall, The Valley River Center, in Eugene, Oregon. For the next five years, Michael supported himself and paid for his college education at the University of Oregon by drawing upwards of 50,000 caricatures, and by free-lancing as a commercial artist. It was at this time that Michael created posters, and various other artworks internationally distributed by Western Graphics Corp.
Michael came to Santa Barbara in 1980, and began drawing caricatures on Sundays, year 'round at the local Arts & Crafts Show on Cabrillo Blvd. Michael feels very fortunate to have been able to make a living as an artist throughout his life, and is happiest when he sees the smile on the face of a satisfied cusomer.

When Michael isn't busy drawing, and entertaining, he spends his time with his partner, Sharon, and his Samoyed dogs, enjoying his life in Santa Barbara, gardening around his home, camping in the Sierras, and, whenever possible, travelling to beautiful tropical islands.