I am a British figurative painter with an interest in a variety of different subjects including landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, nudes and murals. I live in London and exhibit my work in a range of UK galleries, as well as in galleries in the US, Europe and online. I am available for special commissions.
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Strand/The Wellington. One of the works on show in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2020 Exhibition.
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI)
Annual Exhibition 2020 Online
25 November – 6 December, 2020
17 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5BD
Michael Alford is pleased to announce that his work will again be included in this year’s Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition.
This open exhibition serves as a showcase for talented figurative artists of all ages and backgrounds, with the work of young painters on display alongside that of long-established members of the Institute.
Due to Covid restrictions, this year’s exhibition is online only, but all paintings can be viewed and purchased securely through the Mall Galleries website.
THE RICHARD HAGEN GALLERY
Autumn/Winter Exhibition 2020
October, November, December 2020
Featuring works by:
Michael Alford, Catriona Campbell, David Curtis, Mary Feddon, Joan Gillespie,
Stephen Mangan, Jean B Martin, Jonathan Pike & Astrid Trügg
The Richard Hagen Gallery
55/57 High St
Worcestershire WR12 7DP
+44 (0) 1386 853624 / 858561
Exhibition catalogues sent on request
Grazioso: a monochrome study of a classical orchestra by Michael Alford (detail)
THE NORTON WAY GALLERY
Autumn and Winter Collection 2020
featuring selected works by Michael Alford
November & December 2020
Norton Way Gallery
51 Norton Way North
Letchworth, Hertfordshire, SG6 1BH
+44 (0)1462 685139
All works can be viewed and purchased online.
Painting Through the Pandemic
How does an artist of London cityscapes deal with the Covid-age reality of an empty city?
In this recent interview Michael Alford talks about his art, the challenges he’s faced during lockdown, and how creativity is his secret weapon when it comes to surviving a crisis.
More about the image…
This image was adapted by Michael Alford from Portraits in the Characters of the Muses in the Temple of Apollo by Richard Samuel, 1778. Samuel’s painting shows leading female artists of the time posing as muses in their respective fields. The sitters were: Elizabeth Carter, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Hannah More, Catharine Macaula, Elizabeth Montagu, Angelica Kauffman, Elizabeth Griffith, Elizabeth Ann Linley and Charlotte Lennox. The original image is sourced from @Wikimedia Commons