Mike Healey

Artist Biography

Mike Healey has exhibited extensively throughout his career in London, New York, Philadelphia, Maryland, Bermuda, Japan and in his native Scotland. Healey is a popular colourist painter of rich still lifes, landscapes, snow scenes and seascapes, Mike Healey paints spontaneous 'pleinair' scenes mainly in the Highlands and Islands.

Healey's artworks may be found in several public, corporate and private collections worldwide, including the European Parliament, the Royal Mail, Woburn Abbey, Glasgow School of Art, Argyll and Bute Museum and Libraries, the Scottish Education Department and 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 acquired several paintings for their permanent public collections. He has exhibited with Thompson’s Gallery London since June 2000 and he has had six sell-out solo shows. Mike Healey works from a studio in Argyllshire and Lincolnshire.

Education & Experience

Mike Healey studied under John Cunningham both at school and at Glasgow School of Art, winning the Haldane Drawing Prize and the Leverhulme Travelling Scholarship. He is an Associate of Glasgow School of Art. In the early 1980s he taught at the School of Art and worked there until 1997. Mike Healey was awarded the Chair of Professor of Art and Design at the University of Lincoln in 2003.


Bibliography: “Mike Healey” The Dictionary of Scottish Art, 1600 to the Present. Author Julian Halsby and Paul Harris. Publisher: Birlinn ISBN: 9781841588827. “Mike Healey” The Artist Magazine has twice featured the artists work as a professional master class. 


Recent exhibition: 30 May 2019 - 15 June 2019

This new solo exhibition incorporates all of Healey's proclivities, delivering sensational vibrancy in a vast range of subject matter. From the secluded shores of the Scottish Isles, to hushed Highland snowfields, Healey exalts the natural beauty of his surroundings through mouthpiece of his paintbrush. Equally invigorating are the artist's still life paintings, popular for their bold use of colour and characterful contents.