Michael Alford is a highly regarded British figurative painter born in Cookham, Berkshire in 1958 who now lives and works in London. Michael’s varied body of work reflects his interest in many types of painting. He is well known for powerful cityscapes of contemporary urban centers, especially London and for landscapes that capture diverse geographies through the eyes of a passionate traveler. His paintings of figures, clothed and nude, are sought after for their combination of fine draughtsmanship, acute observation and sense of drama.
Michael’s earliest art training came from his father, a colonel in the Royal Engineers, then followed a time in the Royal Marines and later he studied at the Slade and the Chelsea Art Schools. The artist loves to travel and paint, inspired by trips to India, East Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Caribbean and North America. He has twice been appointed War Artist to the British Military in 2011 and 2013. Prizes awarded include the Green and Stone Oil Painting Prize, the Agnes Reeve Memorial Prize for best painting of London and the Prima Luce Mural prize. Michael is a serving council member of the Chelsea Arts Society.
We will have a Major Exhibition of his work in Autumn 2017.