Michael was born in Surrey in 1943 and lived and …
Contemporary coast and landscape painter
I have spent 30 years in the animation industry running an animation company with my partner and husband Simon. After many years of producing award winning children’s animated TV series such as Wolves Witches and Giants, Grizzly Tales and Binka, I returned to my Fine Art roots and in 2007 gained an MA in Fine Art.
I have lived and worked in Devon for over 20 years and I am drawn to the remote beauty of the landscape and coast. My work is an intuitive response to this environment. Through an exploration of colour and mark making the work articulates the mood, atmosphere and energy of the subject matter and reflects on the ever changing light created by the effects of the weather. I work in oils building up layers of paint and creating different textures using a variety of tools to apply the paint. I explore and experiment with a limited palette creating a unique range of colours.
I exhibit both locally and nationally and in 2015 Shows include The Big Colyton Art Show, EOS at The Gloss Gallery, Gallery Tresco in the Scillies, Brighton Open Studios, the Creative and Innovation Centre in Taunton and a solo Show at the Tighnabruaich Gallery in Scotland.