michael alford interviewed by Joan Bakewell LAOTY 2017

Michael Alford enjoys a private chat with Joan Bakewell during the filming of Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 on location in Knaresborough.

On a blustery day last June, Michael Alford joined a field of eight fellow artists in Knaresborough, all vying for the prize of Landscape Artist of the Year 2017. Although we STILL can’t give away the outcome, we can now reveal that Michael will appear for the first time in the episode that airs on 8 November on SkyArts.

Tune in to watch Michael apply his formidable plein air painting skills to the iconic view of Knaresborough viaduct. Hear him discuss his technique with presenters Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell and learn some of the secrets behind the process of painting from life.

Watch Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 on SkyArts: 8 November, 8pm.

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Michael Alford being filmed for LAOTY

Just act natural: Michael delivers a piece to camera.

Michael Alford with Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner gently quizzes Michael about his technique.

Wildcards during LAOTY 2017

Tha painters competing in LAOTY 2017 were excellent—but they didn’t have the monopoly on talent in Knaresborough. Some of the most original and challenging work was being done behind the scenes by the wildcards.

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