becoming self employed in January 2003 Michael worked for Linford Bridgeman,
an architectural and ecclesiastical company specialising in the traditional
crafts of wood carving. He achieved the position of Master Carver
and Head Of Department.
1988 he became a fellow of the William Morris Fellowship which is organised
by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (S.P.A.B.) and
in 1991 presented his carved bust of William Morris to Her Royal Highness
the Queen Mother who was patron of the Fellowship.
In February 2001 Michael was elected into the Worshipful Guild of Smiths who have been in existence since 1601.
Michael has been teaching wood and stone carving for over 35 years and holds wood carving courses at his studio in Austrey, Warwickshire.
Mike with self portrait.
contact Mike Painter for information on commissions, projects or teaching
Michael Painter A.R.B.S.
Well Cottage, 14 Main Road, Austrey, Nr Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3EH.
Tel: 01827 830133 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org