I’m Michael Roberts. I was born in Manchester, raised in Birmingham and worked in London but Cornwall has been my home for the last 11 years.
Originally I studied Fine Art at Leicester Polytechnic where I was in involved in the political life of the faculty and academic board (college administration committees).
After college I moved to London where I ran a studio, to paint, and worked for a charity that sought out industrial buildings for conversion to artist’s studios. From this work I became involved in hanging art work in galleries and eventually ended up as the gallery manager at the Serpentine Gallery. I went on to run a business installing art for all sorts of fascinating people and various institutions.
Since moving to Cornwall I have revived some of my practical skills, including retraining as an electrician. I have become involved again with politics by joining Gwinear-Gwithian Parish Council.
My wife Betty and I let Wall Farm as a holiday house. We have both put a lot of time and effort into Hall for Gwinear for which I am the Dedicated Premises Supervisor (Licensee).
I am a poor, but enthusiastic, squash player. I have been involved in a youth pool team and am generally happy to lend a hand with most things going on. I believe my practical and creative nature makes me look for simple but different solutions to problems – which I hope benefits the work I contribute on behalf of the Parish.
18 WaIl Road
t: 01736 850506