A further period of painting in Suffolk was followed by the move to Somerset in 1998
and the opening of a studio in Walton near Glastonbury. Following a period of challenge
and contemplation after the death of his beloved wife Kaisa in 2001 he moved to Glastonbury.
In 2006, with a group of friends and supporters, he established the AshTat Centre
for Creative Living, a Centre which focused on developing individual creativity in
whatever form in a totally non-judgemental place. He returned to Suffolk in 2008
re-establishing AshTat as a project benefitting worthy causes both locally and in
Michael specialises in gouache and oil painting. He has exhibited widely and his
paintings and prints are in collections throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia,
New Zealand, Japan, India and Brazil.
Michael has written articles for local and national newspapers and magazines and
published a book in 2001 celebrating the life of his wife Kaisa and her pioneering
complementary health care programme for cancer. He has broadcast on local radio and
facilitates workshops on visual art and Meditation.
Michael returned to Somerset in 2011.
Born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Michael Vincent has been a painter and writer all
his life. After spending a year at the Chelsea School of Art in London he spent a
period of time living and painting in Finland. He returned to London in 1970 to continue
his studies which culminated in the award of a Masters Degree (University of London)
He taught art in various places for some years until establishing his first studio
in Suffolk in 1987. From 1991 until 1993 he lived and worked in New Zealand.