Extracting positive emotions from viewers is the main focus of Mike's work. He has explored two main subjects that in themselves are departures from the normal humdrum of life; and that is the beach and rainy-day cityscapes. Even though rain in the city may be seem negative on paper, yet it is a real-life drama that evokes both excitement and comfort when seen in a painting.
In the last few years Mike has concentrated on developing a style that does not tell the whole story. He draws-in viewers and invites them to be a part of the scene. He coaxes involvement. He extracts feelings of being there, and at last lets viewers revel in the warmth and dryness of where they stand!