I first saw Korean Ch'aekorri still life paintings while visiting my son there last year. The heavy symbolism, distinctive colours and strange inverted perspective had a strong effect on me, and has consequently begun seep into some of my recent work.
I was asked earlier this year to contribute a painting to Stars on Canvas, the biennial on-line auction in November organised by the Willow Foundation. I was very happy to create a new still life to support this very worthwhile charity, and hope you will make a bid to contribute to their good work. You will also avail yourself of a rare opportunity to acquire one of my original oil paintings as a bonus!
[The ebay auction has now closed]
Four paintings, including the first Gallery showing of the recent still life Grinder, are currently on display at Waterhouse and Dodd's Albemarle Street gallery in London. They will be shown alongside an exhibition of recent work by British artist Jemimah Patterson.
Waterhouse and Dodd will be showing Michael's new still life 'Grinder' at the London Art Fair, Jan 20th-24th 2016 at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH.
Waterhouse and Dodd will be presenting five new works at the gallery in February 2015. The rear of the gallery will feature a selection of work curated by Michael from gallery stock, including further oil paintings and works on paper by the artist.
A new still life, Broken Camera with Red Curtain, will join two other recent works at the forthcoming mixed exhibition of contemporary still life painting at Waterhouse and Dodd in Cork Street, London. The show will be the last at their Cork Street premises before the gallery moves to a new space in Albermarle Street (due to the controversial Cork Street redevelopment).
I have recently gone back to making some comparatively small, concentrated still lifes. These tend to feature.....
Piano Pieces has been shortlisted for the Lynn Painter-Stainers prize 2012. The exhibition of this year's finalists, which is free, can be seen at the Mall Galleries from 28th March until 5th April, and then later from 23rd-27th April at WH Patterson Gallery in Albemarle Street, London.
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