Michael Whittlesea NEAC
Michael still finds painting a very differcult activiy. Its unpredictable. At the start of each day, I am not sure that anything will be good and I have given up on achieving a style. Whatever develops, happens. There is no clear idea or vision of how a picture will look,
Michael uses oils or watercolours for painting and apastels and charcoal to draw. He works on primed canvas or good watercolour paper using a variety of hog hair and sable brushes. Michael has a very tradditional way of working. He often works on 6 or more paintings at a time and he draws reguarly and works from paintings. Drawings can be around for years before he thinks of using them in a painting.
1938 Born on 6th June in London; Art Education - Harrow School Of Art; Painting for some years but not exhibiting
1985 Elected member of the New English Art Club
1985 Elected member of Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour
Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour (RWS)
2002 Prizewinner - The Jans Ondaatje Rolls Award for Drawing at the NEAC Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London
1991 Tom Coates Choice, Mall Galleries
Prize-winner - Singer Friedland/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition
1985 Prize-winner - Painter Stainers Award
2008 Royal Academy Summer Exhibtion. Exhibited at the Russell Gallery, Putney; Alresford Gallery, Hampshire; Leslie Levy Fine Art Inc. in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
2007 International Artist Magazine December- January