Mike Sibley was born in 1948 in the Essex country village of Orsett, England but, at the age of five Mike's father's work took the family north to the town of Sale in the county of Cheshire.
After leaving Leeds College of Art in 1970 Mike met his wife Jenny who bred and exhibited horses and dogs. It was this that turned his talents in that direction. A professional artist now for over twenty years, he often spends over two hundred hours on a single drawing. Mike Sibley's work is special in its fine detail. The only tool for this is the pencil. He doesn't like colour, he says colour gets in the way. Mike Sibley's art sells in many countries including America, Australia and Scandinavia. His first limited edition print, an edition of fifty Irish Water Spaniel prints, sold out at its Crufts release in just three and a half hours.