my creative estate


Made Freely Available To All In Perpetuity

Creative Estate: things that have been created and made by an individual, and that have rights associated with them. These could be material, recorded, or intellectual in nature. For example, a painting or poem could fall into all three areas, music would fall into the last two, and an idea that is only passed on aurally would fall exclusively into the last.

My Creative Estate is available online as light, sound, and thoughts.


My compositions are most easily categorized as contemporary classical.

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"Highly individual and imaginative…" Composer and Broadcaster Michael Berkeley

Music Gifted In Perpetuity

Article One
A Silent Movie
A Short Lament For A Public Man
Awash with Summer Light
Bagatelle - A Short Waltz
Be Well
Beside the Rain
Be Strong My Heart
Burn Bright this Night
Day One
Far More Than Life Or Love Unseen
First Light
Fragile Earth
Full Circle
In Deep of Night My World Unknown
In Endless Flight
In Search of Peace
Liberty and Innocence

"Wonderful Work. Engaging Compositions.

I thoroughly enjoyed this extraordinary listening experience."

Martin Max Schreiner, Harvod University

In Endless Flight
In Search of Peace
Liberty and Innocence
Not So Long Ago
Our Homeless Voice
My First My Last
Rising Tide
Seeking Shelter
Ser Feliz
So Far
Step This Way
The Barman
The Wren in Winter
The Journey Home
Timeless Dance
Under Sky of Blue
Where Sky Meets Sea
With Arms Outstretched
With Flight of Dream
With Life, Love
Without Reason I Will Love
With Scent of Apple
With Softest Touch


My first commissioned public artwork was in 1982, my main emphasis is on form, shape, and colour.

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Art Gifted In Perpetuity

A Crown Awaits
Against the Winds of Time
Against This Ocean Sky
A Glass Half Full
All Ears
An Ancient Model of the Universe
A Painter's Paradise
A Portrait Of Miss Havisham
Art And Danger
Arctic Circle, Christmas Day
Art and Danger
Article One
As Clouds Collide
As Far As The Eye Can See
A Short Dance
As Sky Meets Sea
As Yet Unconquered
Awake I Dream As Much Asleep
Awash With Summer Light
Bare Bone
Barn Owl
Basingstoke in Winter
Beauty And Light
Beechwood Bluebells
Be Strong My Heart
Be Well
Beyond the Window There For All The World to See
Big Wave, Little Diver
Birds Sing
Bare Bark Blue Wood
Bare Bone
Black Ice
Blue Whale and Sea
Blue White Boat and Rope
Blue Spiral
Bound Together
Breathe Deep This Light Of Day
Breathe Deep This World
Breathe Out This Air
Bubble Roof & Clouds
Bulge in Space
Burgeoning Cloud
Burn Bright This Night
Cedar Planks and Blue Sky
Circle Game
Cloud Cover
Clouds Kiss
Concrete, Steel, and Sky
Cool & Isolated Beauty
Cool Limbs To Fingered Heat
Copper & Rust Celestial Beauty
Darkness and Life
Darkness and Light
Darkness Falls
Dark Cloud Alight
Deep Breath
Deeply Ploughed Field
Deep Red Flower Head
Delicate Pink & White Flowers
Digital Fruit
Distant Unknown Star
Doors in Sunlight
Dream Tree
Drowning Light
Dry Drop Canyon
Earth and Sky
Earthly Blossom
Echoed Nave
Elephantus Extinctus
Enfolded Starlight Whisper Close
Endless Orbit
Epic Clouds
Epic Frozen Wilderness
Eye Sight
Fall Dust Of Woodland Floor
Far Away on Mountain Peak
Feathered Cloud
Feathers Water and Light
Fish in Water with Fire
Flight Through Cloud
Flower Buds
Flowered Light
Fire and Sky
Four Score And Ten
From One World To The Next
Form over Function
Fragile Earth
From Earth To Sky
From One Place To The Next
Frozen Citadel
Frozen Wilderness
Garden Earth
Gently Flowing Golden Light
Globe Thistle After Rain
Golden Corrugated Roof
Golden Evening Light
Golden Globed Horizon
Golden Harvest
Golden Monolith
Golden Nectar
Grass And Light
Grey Fruit
Guardian Angel
Harris Hawk
Hear Me
Heavenly Body
Hold Me
Ice Blue Mist
I Listen
In Cold Of Winter Snow
In Cold Of Winter Wood
In Crowded Field I Stand Alone
In Deep of Night My World Unknown
In Fear of Nightfall
Inheritance Beyond
In Light Of Faith
In Morning Light Ablaze
Inner Ear
Inner Strength
In Place Of Needless Loss
In Search of Grace
In Search Of Peace
Inside Me
In Sight Of Spirit Strong
In Solitude Of Silence
In the Driving Seat
Into The Distance
Mizzenmast and Weather Vane
Moorland Wilderness
Lake Of White And Winter Ice
La Tour Eiffel
Leaf Life
Leaf Litter
Life In The Deep
Liberty and Innocence
Light and Movement
Light Storehouse
Llyn Gwynant Lake
Llynnau Cregennen
Look Out
Look Up At This Our Moon
Lost in Light
Lost Painting
Lud's Church
Luminous Cars and Light
Luminescent Grass Seed
Luminous Living Seed
Magical Mountain Pass
Magical Wood
Map Of The Universe
Mike de Sousa
Mother Earth
My First My Last
My Forest Of Lost Dream
My First My Last
My Inner Life
My Mona Lisa
My Sleepness Night
Mystery And Light
Mythic Clouds
Mythical Clouds
My World Transformed
Newport Footbridge
No Man's Land
Not Of This World
Oil Spill
Old Minster
Once More Alone
On Sea Of Life They Gaze
On The Edge Of Life
Ophelia's Resting Place
Our City World Of Dream And Cloud
Our Homeless Voice
Our Journey Shared
Our Life Within
Our Spiralled Walk In World Of Light
Pale Yellow Flume
Passing Cloud, Windswept Sky
Pacific Island Mist
Pebbles and Waves
Polar Bear
Poppies and Sunlight
Railway Tracks At Edinburgh Waverley
Rappenspitze After Rain Falls
Red Gaze
Restless Ridge
Ribbon Light
Rippled Water World
Rising Tide
Sap Rising
Salisbury Cathedral
Sea of Sand
Shallow Lake at Sunrise
Ships In The Night
Shoulder To Shoulder
Shine Far
Skin and Bone
Skin To Skin
Sky Light
Skylights and Canopy
Sky, Mist & Sea
Small Green Lizard
So Far
Soft Blue & Beautiful
Soft Upon The Sea
Solar Aurora
Spinning Top
Spiral Blue Shell
Spirit Man
Spiral Galaxies
Spring Begins
Spring Flower
Static Charge
Station Ribcage
Step Light And Dark
Still Light
Still Squirrels Hold Their Breath
Storm Fast Approaching
Stormy Sky & White Sailed Yacht
Stradivarius Liberatus
String Theory
Suction Pad
Sun and Cloud
Sunlit Walled Windowed Home
Sunset Over Mountains
Suspended Light and Dark

Mike's artwork was chosen for exhibition at The King's Place, London, by the art critic Jonathan Jones

Take Flight
Temple Of The Spirit
The Angel Of Hope
The Angel Of My Dreams
The Arms Of Light Enfold
The Beauty Of Flight
The Beauty Of Your Land
The Birth Of Light
This Brightness Breached
The Call Of Life
The Call Of The Wild
The Chambers of My Heart
The Child Within
The Cloud's Breath
The Clouds, Haw Frost and Trees
The Cruelty Of Man
The Crypt
The Dance of Fish Beneath The Waves
The Dance of Life
The Deep and Clouded Cobalt Sky
The Echoes Of Our Spired World
The Euclidean Plane
The Face of Dreams
The Fall Of Light
The Fall Of Sky
The Far Future Today
The First Day of Winter
The First Insect of Spring
The Fog of Dream
The Future of Powered Flight
The Gallery
The Heart Of Singapore
The Hold of Light
The Journey Within
The Last Day of Autumn
The Limbs of Earth
The Long View
The Journey
The Journey Of Our Ancestors
The Land That Time Forgot
The Limbs of Earth
The Limbs of Winter Wood
The Long View
The Minotaur
The Mist of Love
The Movement Of Our Time
The Natural World
The Needles
The Power Of Sight
The Promise Of World Unknown
The Right To Love
The Smile of Sun Upon Our World
The Scent of Spring
The Scratch And Scar Of Marbled World
The Seeds of Stars
The Shape Of Things To Come
The Snowflake and the Star
The Solitude Of Silence
The Sound Of Light
The Staircase
The Stillness Of My Life
The Sky Unfolds
The Temptation of Light
The Time
The Touch Of Sea To Land
The Turning Tide
The Valley of Dreams
The Very Fibre Of Our Lives
The Walkway
The Wash Of Water
The Wheel Turns
The Wings of Sleep
The Wood Where As A Child I Walked
The World Unseen
The Wounds Of World
The Wren In Winter
Thunder Pass This Way
Threads of Life
Three Spoons
Through the Cracks in My World
This Emerald Land
This Field Of Thorn And Seed
This Gentle Light Descends
Through the Cracks in My World
Timeless Dance
Tomorrows Highway
Train Station Canopy
Trees Ablaze
Treelight In Late Autumn
Turn Away
Twin Sunflowers
Twist Me
Two Peacocks in the Darkness
Under Sky Of Blue
Unfurl this Scent of Spring
Venice: Twenty Two Fifty
Vertical Blindside
Walk Light This Way
Wave Upon Wave
Washed Away
Waiting for the Lift
Waverley Station
Wave Upon Wave
We Meet Through Lens Of Dream
Whale Song
Where Land & Sky Converse
Where Once a Ladybird Stood
White Hot
White Sun, High Cloud
Willow Leaves and Sunlight
Will You Look At That!
Windowed City
Winter Copse
With Arms Outstretched
With Flight of Dream
Wings of Light
With Brush of Autumn Light
With Darkness And Light
With Frozen Sleep We Lay
Within A Calm & Gentle Soul
With Life and Beauty
With Life Enfold
With Life Love
With Limbs Of Light
With Love in Mind
With Love of World
Without Reason I Will Love
With Softest Touch
With Sound Body
Woman Spirit
Wood and Sunlit Tree
Working Man Under Strong Sunlight
Young Corn Silk
Young Trees In Winter Snow
Zebra Crossing


My writing is focused on developing the short form. From the expression of philosophical, aesthetic, and political commentary, to poetry and short fiction.

Read With and Alone

"Wonderfully written and beautifully poetic…" Bloomsbury

Words Gifted In Perpetuity


As Free As Flame
As Summer Light
As Whispered Air on Secret Shore
Awake I Dream As Much Asleep
Beauty Bound
Before I Sleep
Be Strong My Heart
Black and White
Breathe Deep This Dawn
By Water's Edge
Compared With You
Do I Mind
Fall Dust Of Woodland Floor
Flowered Light
For Sea of Rising Blue and Crashing Wave
For Those Whose Warmth Will Never More Find Light
Deep Ocean Light
Give More
In Light We Dance
Immeasurably Less
In Honour Of Their Life
Inner Light
In Place of Needless Loss
In This Uncertain Land
Light And Love
Mother Earth
One Day
Our Family - One World
Our Night Draws Near

"Bold and Innovative…" Picador

Shine Far and Long
Silence In The Storm of Night
Something Lost, Something Found
The All and None of This
To Be To You As You To Me
The Colour of Glass
The Fall of Sky
The Inner World of Plants
The Light Of Day
The Love That Still I Yearn
The Stillness Of My Life
The Tide of Our Embrace
The Wheel Turns
Three Billion Years
This Field of Thorn and Seed
Thunder Pass This Way
Wingbeat and Flower
With Arms of Light Enfold
With Breath Held Fast
With Hope and Song
With Life, Love
With Whispered Cloud

Collective Thoughts
With And Alone

The Burial of Georgio Sánchez

Story and Picture Book
The Sun Shines


I am the author of The Rights of Living Things, Active Pacifist, The Profit of Art, and a number of other publications that seek to advance thought and debate about social issues.

More than ten million people have visited my online publications.

"Full of marvelous things…" Martin Secker and Warburg 

Publications Gifted In Perpetuity

100 Artworks
Abstention Today
Active Pacifist
Altruism Today
Be Free of Violence
Be Kind Today
Fragile Earth
Lunar Mission Gallery
Make Peace Today
My First My Last
One Family One World
Public Art World
The Profit of Art
The Rights of Living Things
The World Without Money
Think This Today
With Life, Love
With Loss, Love


The following creative projects are in progress or at the planning stage.
All are intended to be made freely available.
These publications are in addition to the single works that I will create.

An Act of Art
Art Lover VIP
Public Art Foundation
Public Art World
The Far Future Today
The Good Profit
The Idea of Art
The World Without Love
The World Without Me
Things I Fail to See

Public Art & Ownership

Art is an intrinsic part of human experience. Art is not an accessory to our daily existence, it is essential. Through art we meet, we discuss, we debate what it is to be human, what it is that drives us apart, and what it is that brings us together.

Public Art: art produced in any media that is free to access, whether in the real world or online.

I am currently developing ways that aim to ensure my art will continue to be freely available in perpetuity.

"Beautiful and Full of Emotion!"

Eleni Mylona, Singer Songwriter


To comment or express your interest in My Creative Estate please email:

info [at] mike de sousa [dot] com

A contact form has been omitted from this web site. With it, Google requires an encrypted connection (https). As I do not host interactive elements on my web sites (comments, forums, forms etc.) there is no security risk to the visitor, and no need for encryption. Simply put, there is nothing to hide.

Mike de Sousa