Michael Bennallack Hart was born in Sussex in 1948. He studied at Ravensbourne College of Art, London from 1966-70. In the 1970s and 80s he worked as an advertising art director and illustrator, while continuing to paint and exhibiting in New York. His art is in the tradition of Romantic landscape painters but his enigmatically melodic landscapes, in daylight and moonlight, have a powerfully contemporary feeling. His work is held in private, public and corporate collections around the world.