Michael Topham

Discipline: Mixed media illustrations

Mike gained a Design Diploma from Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, after which he spent almost 20 years in the Middle East in a diverse range of design activities including interiors, furniture, landscaping, conceptual design and model making.  Mike now divides his time between landscape design and construction and his various art activities.

Mike's work is generally inspired by an odd thought or saying, which is then transferred to the 'little sketch book'.  After numerous re-workings a final drawing is made from which the wire picture evolves.  Mike also works in wood, plaster, paper and clay, and likes to create pieces make people smile (or laugh out loud).  As well as membership of various craft guilds Mike also exhibits in a number of galleries throughout the UK and at specialised art shows.