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About Micah Hayns

I use drawing and painting as a way to explore the world and express my experiences. I hope my work can capture where I find beauty, truth and life in a way that connects, inspires and encourages people.

My main mediums are oil painting and charcoal drawing. I use the classical techniques I learned during my time studying the Old Masters in Florence to help me to create each piece. Currently I am based in Oxford and I have a gallery and studio there called ‘Jungle’, which I co-run with a local charity to run events and workshops for the surrounding community.

Right now I am illustrating a book on the Psalms which is a follow up from the book ‘Unveiled’ written by my mother Clare Hayns.


  • January 2023 – present : Solo show at Wycliffe Hall Oxford, exhibition of 35 originals. 

  • September 2022: Jungle Art Gallery expansion to larger shop – exhibiting and curating 32 original pieces and collaborating with Cowley Collective – a local charity who run weekly community events such as story time and a senior social in the space.

  • January 2022 – present: Teaching children’s drawing and painting classes each weekend at the Jungle Art Gallery. 6 lessons with approximately 6-7 students in each class.

  • December 2021 – present: Unveiled Book Tour – featuring exhibitions of original art from the book as well charcoal drawing workshops and a Q+A at 7+ churches around the UK (Including in Cambridge, Bristol, Reading, Woking, Oxford, Chipping Norton)

  • November 2021: Unveiled Book Launch and exhibition in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. 34 pieces exhibited.

  • October 2021: All artwork (40 paintings and drawings) for the book “UNVEILED”         

  • October 2021: 30 pieces exhibited at Untitled Art Fair in Chelsea, London

  • July 2021: “Moments Passed” – Solo Exhibition at Gallery 1889, Liverpool

  • March 2019: Pop-Up Exhibition, Oxford

  • June 2019: Final Exhibition at the Florence Academy of Art

  • September 2018: “INFINITE” – Solo exhibition at Christ Church College, Oxford 

  • 2012-2017: Art Scholarship to Abingdon School. A* Award for Art GCSE and A-Level

Media and Publications

-*Upcoming* – Micah and Clare are currently working on a second book with BRF Publishers, a follow up to Unveiled which will focus on the Psalms.
– Featured in the UNVEILED eight-part video series by BRF Publishers.
– 26th December 2021: Radio interview with BBC Oxford talking about Unveiled
– October 2021: “UNVEILED” – Published book. All artworks (40 paintings and drawings)
– July 2021: Radio interview with BBC Merseyside (Liverpool) about the solo show with Gallery 1889, Liverpool
– November 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Oxford about the opening of Jungle Art Gallery
– September 2020: Article with Oxford Mail about the opening of Jungle Art Gallery