For most of his career, Michael has produced illustrations for most of the best known national and international newspapers and magazines. The subject matter has varied from the illustration of court cases, to food, restaurant column illustration with AA Gill to portraiture. These publications include amongst others, The Times and Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Newsweek, and Time Magazine. His larger than life portrait of Robert Maxwell at the National Portrait Gallery, led to several other commissions of well known faces and his subsequent long term involvement in portraiture for the Sunday Times in the weekly 'Profile' column. Michael has also illustrated children's books, books on golf and several cookery books, the latest being the recently published River Cottage the A-Z of ingredients. His life-long passion for sailing has also produced a multitude of large scale watercolours which have sold world wide.