Michael Jackson was born in 1961 in the North West of England. He attended Preston High School, and was always interested in drawing. As a keen ornithologist, he had his own bird sanctuary, taking in various wildlife and nursing them back to health, before releasing them back into the wild. This early passion for wildlife led him to become both environmentally aware and a keen conservationist.
Michael Jackson then went on to study natural history illustration at Blackpool College where he was awarded ‘Student of the Year’ by the Rotary Club of Great Britain, for work of exceptional quality and detail. He was also the first student ever to gain a distinction for his work.
After leaving college he took up painting as a full time career, and continues to pursue the reference for his subjects, constantly travelling to far flung places, Borneo, Central America, Rwanda, the plains of Africa and Asia to name but a few.
He has enjoyed five sell-out exhibitions and has achieved record prices at both Sothebys and Christies.
Lucky enough to have a photographic memory, Michael is inspired not only by the animals he paints, but the natural environment in which they live. He continues to travel and return to paint his subjects, aided by his field studies. As soon as he has finished he is off again to find inspiration for his next painting.
A wonderful original oil painting by the renowned English wildlife artist.
48" x 28"