Michael Herring was born in the U.S.A. His father was in the military so he spent much of his life moving and living in different parts of the U.S. During the Swinging Sixties he went to England and studied art at the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting in London. Upon returning to the U.S. he began a career as an illustrator and lived and worked in New York City for 15 years. It was there that he met his wife. The two of them worked together and ran an illustration studio for over 20 years, both in New York and then California. They now travel the world gypsy-style!