Coming soon! Print shop

After a successful exhibition in Cambridge last month, we are very pleased to announce the launching of our print shop! We’ll be offering 5 gorgeous, affordable, top-of-the-range prints of Michael’s work to purchase online (right here as it happens) so watch this space. Sneaky peeks are on their way…

After the rain the sun… a private view report

After yesterday’s post on the damp woes of preparation, the sun came out on exhibition opening day! As 6pm drew nearer, the Cambridge skies became brighter, people arrived at the gallery and Prosecco was dispensed.

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The finishing touches: cleaning the windows.

Had to keep re-hanging as people kept buying paintings (strangely enough…). One on the top right wouldn’t stay straight. Both Study for Brief Encounter II and Study For Tea Party IV had several buyers vying to be first with their cheque books. Tea Party went to a new home in Ipswich and Brief Encounter to new collectors in St Ives. Pretty successful evening all round! The exhibition continues at Cambridge Book & Print Gallery until June 30th.

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It’s the day! (Exhibition day that is)

So all the preparation has happened, every visit to the framer, suppliers, the gallery, have coincided with a torrential downpour. What a summer! This is one batch of work going to be framed…

Of course, by late afternoon, the sun was shining, but you’ll have to just believe me.

Then it was our turn to check and update the catalogue, plough on with publicity and do some smartening up of a couple of frames.

And so… it’s all ready for the opening night in Cambridge. Here’s a little peek at some of the paintings in the exhibition. Do come along if you can between 17-30 June at Cambridge Book & Print Gallery. And please tell your friends!

For further information see right here:

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It’s exhibition time!

Do please come along to the first show of Michael’s paintings since 2000. On show will be lots of works not seen publicly until now, plus a few favourites, and a new range of 5 beautiful and affordable giclee prints, including Tea Party (as seen on the poster below.) Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Picture Post 16: Circus People

MR 504 Circus people, oil on canvas, 1060x1370 1990s, unsized

MR 504 Circus People, oil on canvas, 1060 x 1370 1990s.

This large scale painting features a group of circus performers from Romania. Perhaps surprisingly, the inspiration was a small black and white photograph, the date is uncertain. The colour in Michael’s sketches for this work (see selection below) was established from the beginning. Continue reading “Picture Post 16: Circus People”

Picture post 15: The Chef

 

MR 87 The Chef, charcoal and chalk on paper, 520 x 740
MR 87 The Chef. Charcoal & pastel on paper. 1985. 520 x 740

This large-scale sketch was done in 1985 while Michael worked in the maintenance department at the Garden House Hotel (now DoubleTree by Hilton) in Cambridge. Continue reading “Picture post 15: The Chef”

News: summer exhibition

Join us in Cambridge this summer for an exhibition of Michael’s work, hosted by Cambridge Book & Print Gallery.

Email: enquiries@cambridgeprints.com. Telephone/Facsimile: (44) + 1223 694264.

Save the dates!

17-30 June 2016 Cambridge Book & Print Gallery, 49, Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EY.

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