Michie's painting reflect his travels - sights of birds and nature.
Born in San Raphael, France and the son of painter Anne Redpath, David Michie graduated from ECA in 1953 following a travelling scholarship to Italy with fellow student John Houston. He lectured at Gray's in Aberdeen and from 1961-1982 at ECA from where he retired in 1990 as Head of School of Drawing and Painting.
David Michie OBE RSA is a painter who was born in 1928 in San Raphael in the South of France, and brought up in the Scottish Borders. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1946 to 1953, was taught by William Gillies, and then won a travelling scholarship to Italy. Later he taught at the College, from 1982 to 1990 as Head of the Drawing and Painting Department, and he is now an Honorary Vice-President. In 1979 he was Visiting Artist at the University of the Arts in Belgrade. In 1991 he went to the University of California at Santa Barbara as Visiting Professor. He was awarded an OBE in the New Year of 1997.
Some of his paintings reflect his travels in the USA and Australia. Favourite subjects include birds, nature, and people in the street. He works in oils or watercolour.