Mael works as a professional artist, art examiner and is Head of Art at Ermysted's Grammar school in North Yorkshire. Before this he trained and subsequently worked as a Landscape Architect, which has had a substantial influence on his style, allowing him to amalgamate graphical processes with a loose painting style.
Mael trained at Leeds Metropolitan University School of the Environment, before going on to study to be a teacher of Art at Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds in Yorkshire.
The majority of Mael's work is produced using oil paint or acrylic on board or canvas. The work concentrates on the interrelationship of shape and texture of the natural landscape and the human form. It ranges from pure abstraction through to relative realism.
Sewerby Hall, Sewerby, East Yorkshire 1995
The Art Cafe, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, 1997
Bretton Hall Powerhouse 2, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, 1997
Ferens public gallery, Hull, 1997
Dixon Bate Gallery, The Victoria Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, 1998
The Gascoigne Gallery, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, 1998 onwards
The Weaverbird Gallery, Ilkley, West Yorkshire May and June 2001
The Weaverbird Gallery, Ilkley, West Yorkshire August 2001
The Castle Gallery, Richmond, Yorkshire. 2003
Christie's, London Art for Life Event. March 2003
Galleria Lazzerini, Michigan, USA. Jan 2004
Christie's, London Art for Life event. March 2004
Christie's, London Art for Life Event. March 2005
Christie's, London Art for Life Event. March 2006
Christie's, London Art for Life Event. March 2007
Craven Museum and Gallery, Skipton. 19th January - 17th February 2008
The Priory Gallery, Bridlington, East Yorkshire - September 2008 onwards
Saatchionline, 2010 to present
Mael currently has worked hanging in private collections in Britain, Germany, Holland, USA, Canada and New Zealand.