Mike Burton was born in Bradford in the North of England in 1951 and trained as a teacher of Creative Design at Loughborough College where he specialised in Furniture, Graphics and Product Design.  For almost 30 years Mike headed a team of Specialist Design Staff in an Upper Secondary School in the UK.  Now semi-retired he continues to teach Photography to Advanced Level Students in the city of Leicester.

Mike's prints are digitally manipulated High Resolution Originals reproduced onto Acid Free Archival Watercolour Paper with UV Stable Pigment based Inks. This method guarantees longevity of the image and enhanced colour depth. An interest in colour, pattern, texture and light make it possible for his work to capture the essence of a subject and give his work a distinctive and cohesive feel.

In October 2007 Mike became an Arcaid Photographer, represented worldwide by the prestigious London based Photographic Agency Arcaid, specialising in images of the built environment . His work also appears on the site of the European Council of Art ., where he is listed as a contributing artist and credited for images used elsewhere on the site and Creative Leicestershire, a register of localartists and creative businesses .

In February 2008 Mike was invited to record the glass-making process for the world renowned company Vivarini, at Fornace Mian on the island of Murano to the north of Venice.  Work from this series is on the Vivarini website .

In November 2008, Mike was the recipient of a Bursary Award from Creative Leicestershire.  The award was to assist with the promotion of his work to a wider audience.


In the UK prints are available direct from Mike (01530 230627), via his website (making use of the contact form) or by sending an email to

A selection of Mike's Venetian Images can be seen by visiting , his site dedicated to images of Venice and the Veneto.