The son of eminent Scottish painter Anne Redpath, Michie has successfully established himself as a talented artist in his own right. He was born on the South of France before his family returned to Scotland 1934. From 1946-53 he studied at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), before teaching at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen from 1957-61. He then returned to ECA to lecture in Drawing and Painting, remaining there in various posts until his retirement in 1990. From 1961-3 Michie was president of the Society of Scottish Artists and in 1964 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy.