Meet The Maker – Mike Topham

Mike Topham - Artist

Mike Topham – Artist

Michael was born in Yorkshire in 1954 and studied design at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham. After a brief spell as an exhibition designer he travelled to Qatar to work with a leading British sculptor and environmental artist, for the Emir’s office.

Old Boot

Old Boot

Here Michael was involved in a diverse range of design activities including interiors and furniture, landscaping, conceptual design, architectural drawing and model-making.

Avoiding the Trap

Avoiding the Trap

After four years Michael moved to Dubai where, for a further fourteen years, he was mainly involved with landscaping design/construction and project management.

Takeaway

Takeaway

During his busy career in the Middle East Michael managed to exhibit art works in Qatar and Dubai.

Lying in Wait

Lying in Wait

Uphill Sruggle

Uphill Struggle

He returned to the UK in 1996 to be a self-employed garden designer and contractor, and continues to produce amusing creations in a variety of materials including wire, plaster and paper, in both two and three dimensions.

Windy Day 1

Windy Day 1

Windy Day 2

Windy Day 2

Mike’s collection for Heart Gallery is fun and right up our street so I hope you enjoy the selection …. I don’t know about you but I can certainly relate to this last one!

Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day

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