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Artists > Michael Whittlesea

Society Membership:

New English Art Club

Other Society Memberships:

Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour (RWS)

Biographical details:

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

Artist's statement:

I still find painting a very differcult activiy. Its unpredictable. At the start of each day. I am not sure that anything good will result and I have given up on achieving a style. Whatever develop, happens. There is no clear idea or vision of how a picture will look,


2008 Royal Academy Summer Exhibtion. Exhibited at the Russell Gallery, Putney; Alresford Gallery, Hampshire; Leslie Levy Fine Art Inc. in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

Method of working:

I use oil or watercolours for painting and apastels and charcoal to draw. I work on primed canvas or good watercolour paper using a variety of hog hair and sable brushes. I have a very tradditional way of working. I often work on 6 or more paintings at a time and I draw reguarly and work from paintings. Drawings can be around for years before I think of using them in a painting.

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

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


2007 International Artist Magazine


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Michael Whittlesea


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