Michael Haynes Illustrator



BA (Hons) Illustration, University of Hertfordshire

Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Barnet College
I’m Michael Haynes, a recent graduate who's passionate about illustration and has a great love for music- this often influences the work I produce. I pride myself on my linework and a bold use of colour. My current creative approach could best be described as ‘tradigital’. I enjoy fusing both traditional and digital techniques with my imagery and I hope to specialise in portraiture whilst developing a new aesthetic in my mark making, moving forwards. I'm relocating from London to New Zealand in late summer 2020 and will be seeking representation from an agency.

I have been working freelance as an artist/illustrator for the past 10 years, selling and exhibiting my work. To date, I’ve put on 2 successful solo shows and participated in many more group exhibitions. I also have 2 years experience of running an art gallery in East London, helping emerging artists from the local area set up and get their work shown.

Key influences: Peter Blake, Klaus Voormann, David Mack, Pete McKee, Ben Tallon, John Squire, Mark Farrow and Peter Saville.