MICHAEL ALFORD

Spring 2024
Michael Alford

Michael Alford is a contemporary British figurative painter known for his landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, portraits, nudes and murals.

Michael lives in London and exhibits work in galleries in the UK, the US and Europe. He accepts private commissions.

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To find out more about Michael Alford, read his full biography.

Current Exhibition

Musicians at the Red Rag Gallery, Bath

Red Rag Modern Art Gallery
Brock Street,
Bath
BA1 2LN

Michael Alford returns to a favourite subject, using subtle tones of monochrome and a fine eye for detail to create evocative images of classical musicians absorbed in their art.

These paintings will be on show at the Red Rag’s charming Bath gallery through the spring.

Contact the Red Rag Gallery

Paitning Passacaglia 2 by Michael Alford

Passacaglia 2, 24″x30″ (61x76cm), Oil on Canvas on Panel

Browse Painting Galleries

Nudes

Cityscapes

City Life

Beach Scenes

War Artist

Landscapes

Commissions

New Work

Michael Alford Art Prints

Limited-edition prints of original paintings by Michael Alford.

Aldwych, Bush House, Winter Print by Michael Alford
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Michael Alford Print Battersea Power Station, Night

Articles

Eastbound Piccadilly painting image

Eastbound, Piccadilly: Notes on the Painting

Michael Alford talks techique, his obsession with London and the artistic choices behind an award-winning cityscape.

Detail Image of Eastbound Piccadilly

Commissioning a Painting

Have your heart set on a certain picture but can’t find it in any gallery? Consider commissioning your next painting.

Detail Image of Eastbound Piccadilly

In the Footsteps of Paul Nash: British War Artists Today

Michael Alford and other British war artists carry on the tradition of making art in battlezones.

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Collaborations: On Painting the Nude

“The authenticity of the painting comes out of an understanding between me and the model.” — Michael Alford

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Spring 2024 Update from Michael Alford: Musicians at the Red Rag Gallery, Bath. "The Nearest Guard" a portrait of an Officer of the Honurable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms. Save the Date for the Chelsea Art Society Summer Show. #portraitcommissions #ceremonialguard #gentlemenatarms #musicianpaintings #bespokeart #summerexhibitionslondon #michaelalford #deltahousestudios @redraggallery

Spring 2024 Update from Michael Alford: Musicians at the Red Rag Gallery, Bath. "The Nearest Guard" a portrait of an Officer of the Honurable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms. Save the Date for the Chelsea Art Society Summer Show. #portraitcommissions #ceremonialguard #gentlemenatarms #musicianpaintings #bespokeart #summerexhibitionslondon #michaelalford #deltahousestudios @redraggallery ...

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Passacaglia 2, one of a small series of new oil paintings of musicians now showing at the Red Rag Gallery in Bath. Musicians remain a favourite subject for me. People absorbed in the act of creation present fascinating challenges for a figure painter and I never tire of observing musicians at work.  #bathartgallery #musicianpaintings #classicalmusicians #michaelalfordartist #oilpainters @redraggallery #figurativeoilpainting #deltahousestudios #figurepaintings

Passacaglia 2, one of a small series of new oil paintings of musicians now showing at the Red Rag Gallery in Bath. Musicians remain a favourite subject for me. People absorbed in the act of creation present fascinating challenges for a figure painter and I never tire of observing musicians at work. #bathartgallery #musicianpaintings #classicalmusicians #michaelalfordartist #oilpainters @redraggallery #figurativeoilpainting #deltahousestudios #figurepaintings ...

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The Wolseley 2. One of a selection of recent London cityscapes on show at Panter and Hall, Pall Mall, 11-27 October. Fresh views of the city with an eye to its changing moods. #thewolseley #paintingsoflondon #londoncityscapes #deltahousestudios @panterandhall

The Wolseley 2. One of a selection of recent London cityscapes on show at Panter and Hall, Pall Mall, 11-27 October. Fresh views of the city with an eye to its changing moods. #thewolseley #paintingsoflondon #londoncityscapes #deltahousestudios @panterandhall ...

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Transitions: New Cityscapes by Michael Alford. 
Early spring, early evening, the hours between work and home: Michael Alford captures London's transitional moments with a new selection of cityscapes, on show at Panter and Hall, 11-27 October 2023 at Panter and Hall's Pall Mall gallery, 11-12 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5LU. #londoncityscapes #lovelondon #londonpainting #fineart

Transitions: New Cityscapes by Michael Alford.
Early spring, early evening, the hours between work and home: Michael Alford captures London`s transitional moments with a new selection of cityscapes, on show at Panter and Hall, 11-27 October 2023 at Panter and Hall`s Pall Mall gallery, 11-12 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5LU. #londoncityscapes #lovelondon #londonpainting #fineart
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#oilpainter  #oil_painting #representational #postimpressionistart #londonpainter #figurativepainter #fineart #londonartist #britishartist #oilpainting #fineartpainting #instaartist #contemporarypainter #deltahousestudios #michaelalford#simonpasin i#panterandhall #wimbledonfineart #vicenza #venetissimo #playingwithstags #veneto @simonpasini ...

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One of the London street scenes currently on show at Wimbledon Fine Art " Windfall (Aiubaine, Mayfair) #oilpainter  #oil_painting #representational #postimpressionistart #londonpainter #figurativepainter #fineart #londonartist #britishartist #oilpainting #fineartpainting #instaartist #contemporarypainter #deltahousestudios #michaelalford#aubainelondon #mayfairinbloom #mayfair #mayfairlondon

One of the London street scenes currently on show at Wimbledon Fine Art " Windfall (Aiubaine, Mayfair) #oilpainter #oil_painting #representational #postimpressionistart #londonpainter #figurativepainter #fineart #londonartist #britishartist #oilpainting #fineartpainting #instaartist #contemporarypainter #deltahousestudios #michaelalford#aubainelondon #mayfairinbloom #mayfair #mayfairlondon ...

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Delighted to be launching my latest exhibition at Wimbledon Fine Art this weekend. Cityscapes, beachscapes, citylife scenes and paintings inspired by my recent travels are all on show. #citylife, #londonart # travelpainting @sw19fineart #deltahousestudios

Delighted to be launching my latest exhibition at Wimbledon Fine Art this weekend. Cityscapes, beachscapes, citylife scenes and paintings inspired by my recent travels are all on show. #citylife, #londonart # travelpainting @sw19fineart #deltahousestudios ...

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