Michael Noonan comes from Halifax (home of the Piece Hall), West Yorkshire. Has a background in retail, food production and office work. He has had artworks published in literary journals in the US, UK, and internationally, including After the Pause, Utopia Science Fiction Magazine, Noctivigant Press, Baby Teeth Journal, The Odd Magazine, Wild Roof Journal, Press Pause Press, the Hooghly Review, Last Leaves Magazine, The Concrete Desert Review, 805 Lit+Art!, Suspended Magazine, Full House Literary Magazine, and Spellbinder, literary and arts quarterly. He won a runners up prize for a black and white line drawing in a competition run by Arts and Illustrators Magazine in the UK. His drawings, The Pedestrian Centre, and Fun Girl, for which he has been awarded certificates, were shown at the CityScapes and Figurative art exhibitions, run by the Light, Space and Time online art gallery in America; and can be seen on their youtube videos. His own painting can be seen on the cover of a volume of his short stories, entitled, SEVEN TALL TALES, that is available at Amazon. And one of his drawings is on the cover of a novella he has penned, called Deadman's Treasure, that can be seen at the website, www.inkitt.com/stories/thrillers/662376.
He admires the great surrealist artists like Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, and Chirico; and his particular favourite is Yves Tanguy. He likes the subversive and the dreamlike quality of their work, and many of his own artworks have a tendency towards the offbeat and the unusual.