After taking early retirement Mick decided to concentrate on his life long interest in art and passion for painting.

After his early paintings, which were of a classical style he progressed to a looser ‘impressionistic’ type of painting where the paint is applied in various ways to give a textured and tactile appearance. This resulted in him winning second prize in the first competition he entered (Rural Suffolk Town And Country) and being shown at the frame workshop and gallery in Ipswich.

Mick's paintings are now in collections from sussex to cleveland, with his work being described as ‘romantic in which the oil is applied in a pointilistic style.'

His painting Silverbirches was accepted for the Suffolk Showcase Exhibition in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk in 2007, and his paintings High Summer Meadow and Forest Walk were accepted for the E.A.C art award exhibitions in 2008 and 2009 respectively, held at the Bankside Gallery, London.
 His painting Summer Meadow was highly commended at the 2012 E.A.C. exhibition.                                                                                                       
His resent painting 'Still Waters' was selected for the 2012 'The Artist' Magazine Annual Exhibition andwas also commended at the 2014 E.A.C.exhibition.