Original oil paintings of wildlife by Mike Akhurst.


Mike Akhurst is a self-taught artist from Sittingbourne in Kent whose passion for drawing and painting started at a very early age. Born two years following the end of World War Two, the stirring tales of the great aerial duels in the skies over Kent fired his imagination and installed in him a fascination for the aircraft of the time.

It was therefore somewhat inevitable that nostalgic aviation would become his speciality, although pet portraiture and the occasional full portrait have been added to his repertoire.

MAK-KAT and MAK-ART colection

Several years ago, and somewhat by accident, Mike created a cartoon cat character who developed into the famous MAK-KAT and has been successfully supplied in greeting cards and picture form to hundreds of outlets across the South East.

Greeting cards

A selection of Mike’s artwork available as individual greetings cards.

MAK-Art Christmas cards

Send Christmas greetings to your family with either individually wrapped or beautifully boxed MAK-KAT cards. Cards can be purchased for £2.00 individually, or £6.00 for a box of four.