Illustrator and landscape painter Michael Fitzjames received a Diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Tasmania in 1976. He worked as an illustrator for The Guardian newspaper in London from 1978 to 1980, The Sydney Morning Herald from 1990 to 2000, and the Australian Financial Review from 2000 to 2012. His work has been included in exhibitions at Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery and the National Museum of Australia.
Michael Fitzjames has exhibited with Australian Galleries since 1996 and his work is held in the collection of many significant institutions such as the State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Victoria, Australian War Memorial, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Lewers Bequest, Penrith, as well as several Australian universities and city councils. A monograph of Fitzjames’ work was published in 1986 titled ‘Michael Fitzjames: Drawings’ by Stained Wattle Press.