Michael Coulter's work has a distinctive style influenced by his training in illustration and printmaking. Using his own techniques in handling design, pattern and colour Michael has developed a light-hearted look at life and the countryside, that pleases and delights.

In 1987 he took early retirement from teaching at Woolverstone Hall School to take up painting full time. Over the years he has had over 20 one-man exhibitions, mostly in Suffolk and Dorset, but also London and Washington DC. The many Galleries that have shown his work include the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions between 1983 and '86 and more recently the Haylett Gallery, Maldon, Essex and The Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk.