Mike Healey studied under John Cunningham at Glasgow School of Art, winning the Haldane Travelling Scholarship and the Leverhulme Travelling Scholarship. In the early 1980s he was appointed senior lecturer at Glasgow School of Art and worked there until 1997. Mike now divides his time between his Argyll studio, painting trips and teaching at Lincoln University, where he was awarded a personal professorial chair in art and design in 2003.
A popular colourist painter of rich still lives, Scottish landscapes, snow scenes and seascapes. Mike paints spontaneous ‘plein-air’ scenes in the Highlands and the Islands. He is a true painter of the Scottish School and has exhibited extensively throughout his career, in his native Scotland and in London, New York, Philadelphia, Maryland, Bermuda and Japan. His paintings may be found in several public, corporate and private collections worldwide, including Glasgow School of Art, the European Parliament, the Royal Mail, Woburn Abbey, Argyll and Bute Museum and Libraries, the Scottish Education Department, The Collection, Bermuda, under the patronship of HRH the Prince of Wales. The Bank of Scotland, Coutts Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland have all purchased several paintings for their permanent collections.