Michael David Herring was born in 1944 in Hertfordshire and moved to Norfolk in 2001. Having spent the majority of his time on his grandparent’s farm, Michael developed an enduring love of the English countryside and his paintings recapture the traditional values of rural England. Working from sketches, photographs and the memories of his childhood, his paintings combine atmosphere and detailed observation with a mastery of the medium of oil-painting. Michael turned to painting professionally in 1985 and some of his much-loved puzzles include Meeting the Neighbours and Grandad’s Workshop. Sadly, Michael past away in 2010, and unique style of painting will be missed by all those who have enjoyed his paintings and puzzles over many years.