Portraits

Works which feature the likeness of a specific person.

Self portrait drawing acquired by National Portrait Gallery

In Memory of my Father

Self Portrait (In Memory of my Father) was acquired by The National Portrait Gallery, London in February, 2012. It joins their collection of artists' self portraits.

Self Portrait commission

Self Portrait 2011

The first four months of the year have been spent creating a Self Portrait with Grave Goods (and shaving mirror). It formed the culmination of six years of non stop work which provided the content for my two one man shows at Waterhouse and Dodd, interspersed with one or two portrait commissions. I saw this self portrait, a commission from a Turkish collector, as a chance to reflect on this period and finally dump myself and a collection of redundant props and metaphoric objects in the attic tomb, and seal the entrance.

P D James at National Portrait Gallery

P D James portrait

Michael's portrait of crime fiction writer, P D.James is currently on display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

This painting was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in 1996. It has been loaned by the NPG to 10 Downing Street and to the Geffrye Museum. It was also the subject of a Channel 4 television program in 2002.

Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibition

Michael's portrait of Paul Beckett, amateur heavyweight boxer, committed Manx lawyer, qualified masseur and tattooed man with an appetite for human rights issues was exhibited at this year's Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries 24th April-11th May 2008.

Geffrye Museum Exhibition

Michael's portrait of P D James is on loan to an exhibition of British paintings and drawings of English , middle class, urban domestic spaces 1914-2006 at the Geffrye Museum.

The portrait, which is on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, was painted in 1997 in the author's Holland park home. The exhibition which is the third part of a major survey of the genre runs from 16th October 2007 until 4th February 2008

www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/

House of Lords portrait of Lord Falconer

Lord FalconerIn 2006, Michael was commissioned by the UK Houses of Parliament to paint the then Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, for the House of Lords collection. The reform of the role in 2006 has meant that in effect the painting marks the last in a line of such portraits stretching back to the Norman Conquest. The portrait was unveiled at the house of Lords on July 9th 2007.

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