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 ideas.


My compositions are most easily categorized as contemporary classical.

Listen to Mike's Music

"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
Asleep We Fall
A Summer's Dance
Awash with Summer Light
Bagatelle - A Short Waltz
Be Well
Before and After
Beside the Rain
Be Strong My Heart
Burn Bright this Night
Day One
Deer in Field of Freshly Cut Barley
Dream New The World
Far More Than Life Or Love Unseen
First Light
Fragile Earth
Full Circle
Il Giardino
In Deep of Night My World Unknown
In Endless Flight
In Search of Peace
In Time Of Darkness
Liberty and Innocence
My First My Last

"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
One Summer Day
Our Homeless Voice
Rising Tide
Seeking Shelter
Ser Feliz
So Far
Step This Way
Tenderness And Night
The Art of Becoming
The Barman
The Bread We Share
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
With Love Embrace
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 the interaction of ideas (the title of a work) with its form, tone, and colour. In recent years the interplay of my love of symmetry and abstract art increasingly interacts with figurative, magical, and representational elements.

View A Selection of Images at 100 Artworks

Art Gifted In Perpetuity

A Crown Awaits
After The Flood
Against the Winds of Time
Against This Ocean Sky
A Glass Half Full
All Ears
Almost Human
A Meeting Of Similar Minds
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 Deer Your Spirit Loved
As Far As The Eye Can See
Asleep We Fall
As Moments Fade
A Short Dance
As Sky Falls
As Sky Meets Sea
As Snow Throws Soft Its Shield
As Yet Unconquered
Autumn Poppies
Awake I Dream As Much Asleep
Awash With Summer Light
Bare Bone
Barn Owl
Basingstoke in Winter
Beauty And Light
Beechwood Bluebells
Be Free As Rush Of Wave
Be Free of Violence
Below The Surface
Be Strong My Heart
Be Well
Beyond the Window There For All The World to See
Big Wave, Little Diver
Bird With Summer Rain
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
Butterflies At Dawn
Calm Beneath The Waves
Cedar Planks and Blue Sky
Chestnut And Pomegranate
Circle Game
City Home
Clothes To Fit The Average Consumer
Cloud Cover
Clouds Kiss
Concrete, Steel, and Sky
Cool & Isolated Beauty
Cool Limbs To Fingered Heat
Copper & Rust Celestial Beauty
Coral World
Coral Tree
Crashing Waves With Cloud And Storm
Darkness and Life
Darkness and Light
Darkness Falls
Dark Cloud Alight
Deep Breath
Deeply Ploughed Field
Deep Red Flower Head
Delicate Pink & White Flowers
Desert Twister
Do Not Leave Me
Digital Fruit
Distant Unknown Star
Doors in Sunlight
Dream New The World
Dream Tree
Drowning Light
Dry Drop Canyon
Earth and Sky
Earthly Blossom
Echoed Nave
Earth, Life, and Sky
Elephantus Extinctus
Embrace: One to Six
End One Thing: War
Enfolded Starlight Whisper Close
Endless Orbit
Epic Clouds
Epic Frozen Wilderness
Eye Sight
Face To Face · The Coming Light
Fall Dust Of Woodland Floor
Far Away on Mountain Peak
Feathered Cloud
Feathers Water and Light
Few Fly As Once Upon This Land
Fish in Water with Fire
Flight Through Cloud
Flower Buds
Flowered Light
Flowers, Seeds, And Stars
Fly Paper
Fly Puffin Fly
Fire and Sky
Forest Fire
Flowers of the Future
Forest Deep
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
Future Bound
Garden World
Gently Flowing Golden Light
Globe Thistle After Rain
Golden Corrugated Roof
Golden Evening Light
Golden Globed Horizon
Golden Harvest
Golden Monolith
Golden Nectar
Grace At Night Under The Clouds
Grass And Light
Grey Fruit
Guardian Angel
Harbour Borne
Harris Hawk
Hear Me
Heavenly Body
Hold Me
Home City
I Am More Than The Sum Of My Parts
Ice Blue Mist
Il Giardino
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
In Times Of Darkness
Into The Distance
Island Whale
I Wonder
Lake Of White And Winter Ice
Lake With Sun, Moon, And Stars
Laid To Rest
La Tour Eiffel
Leaf Life
Leaf Litter
Life In The Deep
Liberty and Innocence
Light and Movement
Light Storehouse
Llyn Gwynant Lake
Llynnau Cregennen
Long Standing Kind Heart
Look Out
Look Out Upon The Ocean Deep
Look Up At This Our Moon
Lost in Light
Lost In The Moment
Lost Painting
Lud's Church
Luminous Cars and Light
Luminescent Grass Seed
Luminous Living Seed
Magical Mountain Pass
Magical Wood
Magical Forest Bird
Map Of The Universe
MESSAGE End This War
Metropolis And The Fruits Of Our Labour
Mizzenmast and Weather Vane
Mike de Sousa
Moorland Wilderness
Mother Earth
My Dreamworld Far From View
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
New Life
Newport Footbridge
No Man's Land
Northern Rainstorm Approaches
Not Of This World
Oak and Early Summer Light
Oakley, Late November
Ocean Bloom
Oil Spill
Old Minster
Once More Alone
One Small Square Of Earth
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 Nighttime Prayer
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
Portrait of The Queen of Earth with Climate Changed
Rabbit Hole
Railway Tracks At Edinburgh Waverley
Rappenspitze After Rain Falls
Red Gaze
Restless Ridge
Ribbon Light
Rippled Water World
Rising Tide
Rolling Hills With Winter Moon
Rose Of Jericho
Rose Window Sky and Road
Sap Rising
Salisbury Cathedral
Sea of Sand
Seeking Refuge
Shallow Lake at Sunrise
Ships In The Night
Shoulder To Shoulder
Show Me
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
Steel Works The Earth Dies
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
Summer Life
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
Tenderness And Night
The Angel Of Hope
The Angel Of My Dreams
The Arms Of Light Enfold
The Art of Becoming
The Beauty Of Flight
The Beauty Of Your Land
The Birth Of Light
The Blue Heron
The Bread We Share
The Crescent Moon In Winter
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 Coming Cloud
The Crash Of Wave And Cloud
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 End Of The Beginning
The Euclidean Plane
The Face of Dreams
The Fall Of Light
The Fall Of Sky
The Fallen Birds of Youth
The Far Future Today
The Fields Of War
The First Day of Winter
The First Insect of Spring
The Fog of Dream
The Fountain of Youth
The Future of Powered Flight
The Gallery
The Heart Of Singapore
The Heavens Open
The Hold of Light
The Journey Begins
The Journey Within
The Kiss of Autumn Light
The Last Day of Autumn
The Last Rose of Summer
The Limbs of Earth
The Long View
The Journey
The Journey Begins
The Journey Of Our Ancestors
The Land That Time Forgot
The Limbs of Earth
The Limbs of Winter Wood
The Long View
The Mind's Eye
The Minotaur
The Mist of Love
The Movement Of Our Time
The Natural World
The Needles
The New Me
The Power Of Sight
The Promise Of World Unknown
The Right To Love
The Rose of Jericho
The Rush of Water
The Rush of Wave
The Search For Privacy
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 Start of Something New
The Stillness Of My Life
The Sky Unfolds
The Temptation of Light
The Thread and Reach of Life
The Time
The Touch Of Sea To Land
The Touch Of Snow
The Turning Tide
The Valley of Dreams
The Very Fibre Of Our Lives
The Walkway
The Wash Of Water
The Whale
The Wheel Turns
The Winds Of Change
The Wings of Sleep
The Wood Where As A Child I Walked
The World Before And After
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
This Place Where We Belong
Those Most Vulnerable Disappear
Through the Cracks in My World
Timeless Dance
Tomorrows Highway
Train Station Canopy
Trees Ablaze
Treelight In Late Autumn
Turtle Life
Turn Away
Two Dance In Time They Dance As Twenty Two
Two Sides Of The Same Coin
Twin Sunflowers
Twist Me
Two Peacocks
Two Sides Of The Same Coin
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
Waiting In The Darkness
Waverley Station
Wave Upon Wave
Waves With Cloud And Storm
We Meet Through Lens Of Dream
Whale Song
When I Feel No More
Where Land & Sky Converse
Where Once a Ladybird Stood
White Hot
White Sun, High Cloud
Wild Flower In Still Water
Wild Meadow Flowers
Willow Leaves and Sunlight
Will You Look At That!
Windowed City
Winter Blossom
Winter Copse
Winter's Flower
With Arms Outstretched
With Flight of Dream
Wings of Light
Winter's Flower
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


After Sunrise
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
Come Dance This Day
Compared With You
Deep Ocean Light Deep Ocean Light
Do I Mind
Do Not End
Fall Dust Of Woodland Floor
Far More Than Life Or Love Unseen
Flowered Light
Fly Paper
For Sea of Rising Blue and Crashing Wave
For This Your luminescent Flight
For Those Whose Warmth Will Never More Find Light
Future Bound
Give More
I Dream
In Light We Dance
I Listen
Immeasurably Less
In Honour Of Their Life
Inner Light
In Place of Needless Loss
In This Uncertain Land
Light And Love
Lost In The Moment
Mother Earth
My Anchor, Word, and Memory
My Love Is Now
Know This Place Be True
One Day
Our Family - One World
Our Night Draws Near
Our World
Rose Window Sky and Road

"Bold and Innovative…" Picador

Ser Feliz
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 Fast Approaching Storm
The Inner World of Plants
The Kiss of Autumn Light
The Light Of Day
The Love That Still I Yearn
The Loss Of Less
The Stillness Of My Life
The Tide of Our Embrace
The Truth About Lies
The Wheel Turns
Three Billion Years
This Field of Thorn and Seed
Thunder Pass This Way
To Love
Two Peacocks
We Talk
Wingbeat and Flower
With Arms of Light Enfold
With Breath Held Fast
With Light Become
With Hope and Song
With Life, Love
Without Doubt
With Whispered Cloud
With You
Your Voice

Collected Thoughts
With And Alone

The Burial of Georgio Sánchez

Short Stories
A Day In The Life Of Nadiya
A Day In The Life Of Delphis

Story and Picture Book
The Sun Shines


I am the author of The Rights of Living Things, Active Pacifist, Public Art World, 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
2045 AI
500 Portraits: One Me · One Family
Abstention Today
Active Pacifist
Altruism Today
Art Lover Radio
Be Free of Violence
Be Kind Today
Do Not End
Enjoy This Today
Fragile Earth
Lunar Mission Gallery
Make Peace Today
My First My Last
One Family One World
Personal Safety For Doctors
Public Art World
Sky and Cloud
The Profit of Art
The Rights of Living Things
The World Without Love
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
Be Human: Make Art
Creative Contact
How Creative Am I?
My Interior World
The Good Profit
The Idea of Art
The Start and Stop of Life
The Teeniest Tiniest Book In The Whole Wide World
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


My Creative Estate is supported by Art Lover VIP

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 there is no security risk to the visitor, and no need for encryption. Simply put, there is nothing to hide, and as a result this page is more accessible throughout the world where otherwise it would be blocked.

Mike de Sousa