Oils, for me, express the reverence and empathy I have for creation through the sensual earthiness of the medium. Painting provides me with a means to express a deep connection with the natural world, I paint because I want to share that spiritual connectedness with others. My subjects are largely based on observations, experience, the changing light of day and the mood it creates. I started painting at a very young age and I still find today that painting excites me to the core, I relight that spark of spontaneous creativity and selfexpression every time I pick up a brush. Each of my paintings is a tribute to nature and creation that produce in me a sense of wonder and excitement. The quest to understand the nuances of life around me inspires me to keep searching and growing in a craft that I truly love.
Biography: Michael Kirkham-Jones lives in West Wales, with his wife and three children, overlooking the beautiful Cardigan Bay. He has exhibited throughout the UK including galleries and juried art shows and alternative spaces. Michael paints everyday in his coastal studio. Subjects include marine, seascapes, landscapes and some figurative pieces in oils. Michael was born in Newport, South Wales. He graduated from Fairwater Comprehensive School in 1978 and went on to attend college at Allt-Yr-Yn, Newport, graduating in 1988 with a degree in computing. Along with painting and area art activities, Michael is keenly interested in walking and traveling all over the UK to sketch on plein air excursions. Trained as an instructor, Michael undertakes workshops and demonstrations throughout the UK.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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