Michael was born in Toronto, Ontario and studied graphic art at George Brown College, Toronto, Ont.  He apprenticed under his father, the well-known artist Everett Lyle Glover. 

The journey for Michael Glover is more important than the destination and after more than a decade of crossing Canada, his paintings bear witness to the journey. A painter, musician, storyteller, writer and passionate Canadian, Michael's search for the less traditionally picturesque parts of this country document the often overlooked or unseen. His paintings, although landscape in nature, do not follow conventional subject matter. Michael is attracted to the abandoned and isolated parts of the Canadian landscape, the rusted and deserted, the unused and unwanted.

His search has led him not only to chronicle the now long forgotten parts of the country but to collect stories from the people he meets along the way - and Michael loves to talk with the people and listen to their stories of wilderness, loss, adventure and heartache.

Much of his work is the landscape of this vast country but executed with an intimacy that only comes from the artist's understanding of that subject.


  • Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ont. permanent collection.
  • Wellington Gallery, Aurora, Ont.  permanent collection.
  • Numerous private collections across Canada and the USA, Egypt, France, Australia, and England.


Michael’s artwork has been exhibited at over 20 galleries, museums and art centres including:

  • Engine Gallery                            Port Hope, ON       
  • Art Gallery of Northumberland    Cobourg, ON
  • Lawless Gallery                          Grafton, Ont. 
  • Soho Hotel Gallery                     Toronto, Ont.
  • Lawless Gallery                          Grafton, Ont.
  • Cossar Art Centre                       Peterborough, Ont.
  • Burlington Cultural Centre          Burlington, Ont.
  • Wellington Gallery                       Aurora, Ont.