Michael Harris is a self-taught oil painter, songwriter and world traveller from Toronto Canada. Following a brief stint studying graphic design at college, Michael turned to travel for inspiration and adventure. Several months of immersion in the galleries and culture of Europe at 19 was followed by a year of travel in Australia at 21. At 24, to mark his transition to the ranks of professional artist, Michael took his paints and palette on a yearlong trip around the world - painting his way through Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, Nepal, India, Greece, Turkey and the UK. Between trips he honed his skills as a working artist, doing everything from reproductions for an international art company and illustration to portraiture, murals, private commissions - as well as group and solo exhibitions in Canada and Australia.
Michael's work is influenced by his interest in psychology, media, politics and philosophy.