Throughout his career, Michael has received a number of awards and commendations. In 2000 he won the Iontas Small Works Drawing Award (Sligo) and 2001, 2004 and 2007 he was awarded residencies at Cill Rialaig Artists’ Retreat in county Kerry. In 2008 Michael added a Fellowship at the Ballinglen Foundation, County Mayo to his CV and, in 2013 was presented with the Merit Award from The Golden Fleece, Dublin.
Michael’s work can be found at the Ballinglen Archive, Office of Public Works and Beaumont Hospital to name but three collections. Elsewhere, his work has been purchased by private collectors in Ireland, Britain, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States of America.
Michael has once again been chosen for the RHA annual exhibition in 2018 and delighted to say the piece sold .
We are delighted to hold Michaels second exhibition with the Chimera ‘Orchard’ is a beautiful rendition of the haunting Irish Landscape that has been seen through the eyes of generations. Haunting woods, sparse landscape and melancholic laneways… A beautiful exhibition not to be missed ( October 2018)