After graduating from Goldsmiths in London in the early seventies he became Head of Art at King Edward VI in Southampton before moving to France. Last year Mike presented the school with an impressive bronze War memorial to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1. It is the centrepiece of their memorial garden.
Time spent with the London Contemporary Dance and Ballet Rambert have helped inspire his interest in traditional figurative sculpture born over fifty years ago whilst studying at Goldsmiths.
Mike’s work has been exhibited at several London Galleries including the Portman Gallery and the Century Gallery as well as a number of Galleries across the United States. For a number of years he exhibited at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane whilst the stage musical Cats’ was on and featured in a BBC documentary ‘Artbeat’.
The two pieces currently on exhibition here at the Cotswold Sculpture Park, ‘Arc’ and ‘ Balance ‘ are Mike’s most recent sculptures to be cast in bronze, and he is currently working on other pieces in the ‘Arc’ series.
For more information, visit www.mikelongsculptor.com.